(From: LUKE #38 - 21:5-38)
D. 21:5-9 SIGNS OF TEMPLE DESTRUCTION AND END OF AGE
a. 21:5-6 JESUS' WORD CONCERNING TEMPLE STONES
KAI ti-non leGONton peRI tou hi-eROU, HOti LIthois kaLOIS
And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned
kai a-naTHEma-sin keKOSme-tai , EIpen, TAUta
with goodly stones and offerings, he said, 6 As for these
ha the-oREIte, eLEUson-tai heMErai, en hais ouk a-pheTHEse-tai
which you behold, days will come, in which thereshall not be
LIthos ePI LIthoHOde hos ou ka-ta-luTHEse-tai .
left here stone upon stone that shall not be thrown down.
b. 21:7 DISCIPLES QUESTION HIM CONCERNING THIS TIMING
e-peROte-san de auTON, LEgon-tes, DiDAska-le, POte oun TAUta EStai?
And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these be?
kai ti to seMEIon HOtan MELle TAUta GInes-thai?
and what shall be the sign when these are about to come to pass?
c. 21:8 THE DANGER OF DECEPTION
ho de EIpen, BLEpe-te mepla-neTHEte :
And he said, See you not be led astray:
polLOI gar eLEUson-tai ePI tooNOmaTI mou, LEgon-tes, E-GOei-mi;
for many shall come in my :name, saying, I am he;
kai, Ho kaiROS EGgi-ken; me po-reuTHEte oPIso auTON.
and, The season is near; go younot after them.
d. 21:9 LET NOT JUDGMENTS CONCERN YOU
HOtan de aKOUse-te poLEmous kai a-ka-ta-staSIas , me pto-eTHEte :
And when you shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified:
dei gar TAUta geNESthai PROton; all' ouk euTHEos to TElos .
for these must needs come to pass first; but the end isnot immediately.
E. 21:10-36 PROPHECY AND INSTRUCTION FOR END TIMES
1. 21:10-28 CLEAR DETAILS OF END TIMES
a. 21:10-11 SIGNS OF THE END
TOte Ele-gen auTOIS, EgerTHEse-tai ETHnos ep' ETHnos,
Then said he to them, Nation shall rise against nation,
kai ba-siLEIa ePI ba-siLEIan; seisMOI  te meGAloi,
and kingdom against kingdom; 11 and great earthquakes shall be,
kai kaTA TOpous liMOI  kai loiMOI Eson-tai;
and in many places famines and pestilences;
PHObethRA te kai ap' ou-raNOU seMEIa meGAla EStai.
and terrors shall be and great signs from heaven.
b. 21:12 PERSECUTION WILL PRECEDE SUCH SIGNS
pro de TOUton PANton, e-pi-baLOUsin eph' huMAS tas CHEIras auTON,
But before all these, they shall lay their :hands on you,
kai diOxou-sin , pa-ra-diDONtes eis tas su-na-goGAS kai phu-laKAS ,
and persecute, delivering youup into the synagogues and prisons,
a-pa-goMEnous ePI ba-siLEIS kai he-geMOnas HEne-ken tou oNOmaTOS mou.
youbeing brought before kings and governors for my :name's sake.
c. 21:13 It shall turn out to you for atestimony. a-poBEse-tai huMIN eis marTUri-on.
d. 21:14-15 PROMISE OF WORDS FOR DEFENSE
THEte oun en tais karDIais huMON, me pro-me-leTAN 
Settle ittherefore in your :hearts not to meditate beforehand
a-po-lo-geTHEnai : eGO gar DOso huMIN STOma kai soPHIan,
howto answer: 15for I will give you a mouth and wisdom,
he ou duNEson-tai an-tiSTEnai  e an-teiPEIN  PANtes hoi an-tiKEIme-noi  huMIN.
which all your :adversaries shall not be able to withstand or gainsay.
e. 21:16 FAMILY MEMBER BETRAYALS
pa-ra-doTHEses-the  de kai huPO goNEon, kai a-delPHON,
But you shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren,
kai sug-geNON , kai PHIlon; kai tha-naTOsou-sin  ex huMON.
and kinsfolk, and friends; and someof you shall they put to death.
f. 21:17 And you shall be hated of all because of my name.
kai Eses-the miSOUme-noi huPO PANton diA tou OnoMA mou.
g. 21:18 And not a hair of your :head shall perish.
kai thrix ek tes ke-phaLES huMON ou meaPOle-tai.
h. 21:19 In your :patience you shall win your :souls.
en tehu-po-moNEhuMON KTEses-the tas psuCHAS huMON.
i. 21:20 SIGN OF JERUSALEM DESOLATION
HOtan de Ide-te ku-klouMEnen huPO stra-toPEdon Ie-rou-saLEM,
But when you should see Jerusalem compassed with armies,
TOte GNOte HOti EGgi-ken he eREmo-sis  auTES.
then know that her :desolation is nigh.
j. 21:21 PROPER RESPONSE TO THIS
TOte hoi en te IouDAIa pheuGEto-san  eis ta Ore; kai hoi en MEso auTES ek-choREIto-san ;
Then let them in :Judea flee unto the mountains; and let them in themidst of her depart;
kai hoi en tais CHOrais me ei-serCHEStho-san eis auTEN.
and let not them that in the countries enter into it.
k. 21:22 For these are days of vengeance, for thefulfilling of all the thingswritten.
HOti heMErai ek-diKEse-os HAU-TAI ei-sin, tou plesTHEnai PANta ta ge-gramMEna.
l. 21:23 DANGER AND DISTRESS
ouAI tais en gaSTRI  eCHOUsais kai tais thelaZOUsais  en eKEInais tais heMErais!
Woe to the pregnant and the suck-giving in those :days!
EStai gar aNAGke  meGAle ePI tes ges, kai orGE  to laO TOUto.
for great distress shall be upon the land, and wrath to this :people.
m. 21:24 DESCRIPTION OF THIS DISTRESS
kai peSOUNtai STOma-ti maCHAIras, kai aich-ma-lo-tisTHEson-tai  eis ta ETHne PANta:
And they shall fall by thesword's edge, and shall be led captive into all the nations:
kai Ie-rou-saLEM EStai pa-touMEne  huPO ethNON Achri
and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of thenations until
hou ple-roTHOsin (kai Esontai) kaiROI ethNON.
theseasons of thenations (and they shall be) are fulfilled.
n. 21:25-26 SIGNS IN HEAVEN
kai Eson-tai seMEIa en heLIo kai seLEne  kai Astrois ;
And signs shall be in sun and moon and stars;
kai ePI tes ges su-noCHE  ethNON, en a-poRIa 
and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity
Echous thaLASses kai SAlou ;a-po-psuCHONton anTHROpon aPO PHObou,
for theroaring of sea and billow; 26men fainting for fear,
kai pros-doKIas  ton e-per-choMEnon te oi-kouMEne ;
and expectation of the thingscoming on the inhabited earth;
hai gar duNAmeis ton ou-raNON sa-leuTHEson-tai .
for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
o. 21:27 SIGN OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN
kai TOte Opson-tai ton huiON tou anTHROpou
And then shall they see the Son of :man
erCHOme-non en nePHEle  meTA duNAme-os kai DOxes polLES.
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
p. 21:28 THE ABOVE: SIGNS OF FINAL REDEMPTION
Ar-choMEnon de TOUton GInes-thai, a-naKUpsa-te ,
But when these things begin to come to pass, look up,
kai ePAra-te  tas ke-phaLAS huMON; di' HOti egGIzei he a-poLUtro-sis  huMON.
and lift up your :heads; because your :redemption draws nigh.
2. 21:29-36 PARABLE OF FIG TREE AND WARNING
a. 21:29-30 THE BUDDING FIG-TREE
Kai EIpen pa-ra-boLEN auTOIS: Ide-te ten suKEN, kai PANta ta DENdra:
And he spoke to them a parable: see the fig tree, and all the trees:
HOtan proBAlo-sin  Ede, BLEpon-tes aph' he-auTON giNOske-te HOti Ede egGUS to THEros esTIN.
30when they now shoot forth, you see it andknow of yourselves that :summer is now near.
b. 21:31 FIG TREE - AN ANALOGY OF THE END
HOUtos kai huMEIS, HOtan Ide-te TAUta giNOme-na,
Thus you also, when you should see these thingscoming to pass,
giNOske-te HOti egGUS es-tin he ba-siLEIa tou TheOU.
know that the kingdom of :God is near.
c. 21:32 Amen I say unto you that this :race shall not pass away, till all be accomplished.
aMEN LEgo huMIN HOti ou me paRELthehe ge-neA HAUte, HEos an PANta GEne-tai.
d. 21:33 The heaven and the earth shall pass away: but my :words shall not pass away.
ho ou-raNOS kai he ge pa-reLEUson-tai : hoi de LOgoi mou ou me pa-reLEUson-tai.
e. 21:34-35 A WORD OF WARNING
ProSEche-te  de he-auTOIS, ME po-te ba-reTHOsin  hai karDIai huMON
But take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your :hearts
en krePAle,  kai MEthe,  kai meRIMnais  bi-o-tiKAIS ,
be overcharged with gluttony, and drunkenness, and life's cares,
kai e-piSTE eph' huMAS ephNIdi-os  heMEra eKEIne hos paGIS :
and that :day come upon you suddenly as a snare:
e-pei-seLEUse-tai gar ePI PANtas tous ka-theMEnous ePI PROso-pon PAses tes ges.
f. 21:36 THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUALUNDERGIRDING OF PRAYER
a-grupNEIte  de en panTI kaiRO, deOme-noi ,
But watch at every season, making supplication,
HIna ka-tiSCHUse-te  ek-phuGEIN  TAUta PANta
that you may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass,
ta MELlon-ta GInes-thai, kai staTHEnai EMpros-then tou huiOU tou anTHROpou.
and to stand before the Son of :man.
F. 21:37-38 ROUTINE OF JESUS' LAST WEEK
a. 21:37 TEMPLE TEACHING - AND THEN OLIVET
En de tas heMEras diDASkon en tohi-eRO; tas de NUKtas
And every :day he was teaching in the temple; and every night
e-xerCHOme-nos, euLIze-to eis to Oros to kaLOUme-non E-laiON.
he went out, andlodged in the mount that is called Olivet.
b. 21:38 And the whole people came early in the morning unto him in the temple, to hear him.
kai pas ho laOS ORthri-zen pros auTON en to hi-eRO, aKOUein auTOU.
NOTE: (2010-12-29) - 21:5-9 - It was opportune that the disciples asked Jesus these questions concerning their Temple destruction and the end of this 2000 year age. For the answers they received from our Lord, much of it applies to us also. Notice especially Jesus' warning that deception will be prevalent concerning Himself at the end. False Messiahs willappear!
His answers are only clearto those who are disciples, and who wait on Him in meditation over His Word. George Whitefield and George Muller waited on God on their knees for hours daily. They both were very clear on these and many other issues, and thiswas their secret. There are noshort-cuts. We either make time in this manner, or we continue to be unclear and in doubt concerning these issues.
21:10-28 - Issue after issue Jesus volunteers at this point. Peter and John were present to receive these teachings, and from their epistles and writings which followed some years later, we can see the good use they put to what Jesus shared here.
21:29-36 - Then He spends time on a special subdivision here with the parable of the fig tree (Israel), and all the trees. We are to watch what takes place among all nations at the end, as well as for Israel. Signs are extremely clear today. Here we can read signs in the United States, United Europe, the United Nations, the Arab nations, and the third world nations. It allfits together. We can see how proper it was for Jesus, the Son of :man; the Son of God; God's Messiah - to bring all this forth to His disciples, and for us today. We areat the end of this age, the age of grace. We should avail ourselves of this fading opportunity with all of our hearts. Watch and pray, for the word Jesus gave His disciples, is still appropriate for us today.
21:37-38 - It is interesting that the Holy Spirit gave a whole paragraph of 2 verses to Luke at this point. As we see the day by day routine of Jesus as His last week of ministry on earth prior to His Passion, it helps us to gain perspective on this whole time. J.A.W.