(From: MARK #21 - 13:1-37)
K. 13:1-37 JESUS SOBERLY FORETELLS THE END OF THE AGE
1. 13:1-27 SIGNS OF THE END OF THIS AGE
a. 13:1 DISCIPLES POINT OUT TEMPLE STONES
Kai ek-po-reu-oMEnou auTOU ek tou hi-eROU,
And as he went forth out of the temple,
LEgei auTO heis ton ma-theTON auTOU, DiDAska-le, Ide, po-taPOI LIthoi kai po-toPAI oi-ko-doMAI!
one of his :disciples says to him, Teacher, See, what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!
b. 13:2 JESUS' PROPHECY!
kai ho IeSOUS EIpen auTO, BLEpeis TAUtas tas meGAlas oi-ko-doMAS?
And :Jesus said to him, Do you see these great :buildings?
ou me a-pheTHEHOde LIthos ePI LIthon hos ou meka-ta-luTHE.
there shall not be left here stone upon stone which shall not be thrown down.
c. 13:3-4 JESUS QUESTIONED CONCERNING SIGNS OF THE END
Kai ka-theMEnou auTOU eis to HOros ton E-laiON kaTEnan-ti tou hi-eROU,
And as he sat on the mount of :Olives over against the temple,
e-peROta auTON kat' iDIan PEtros, kai IAko-bos kai IoAnes kai AnDREas:
Peter asked him privately, and James and John and Andrew:
EiPON heMIN, POte TAUta EStai? kai ti to seMEIon HOtan MELle TAUta sun-teLEISthai PANta?
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what the sign when these are all to be accomplished?
d. 13:5 And :Jesus began to say to them, Beware that no one deceive you.
ho de IeSOUS ERxa-to LEgein auTOIS, BLEpe-te MEtis huMAS plaNEse.
e. 13:6 Many shall come in my :name, saying [that], I am he; and shall lead many astray.
polLOI eLEUson-tai ePI tooNOmaTI mou, LEgon-tes [HOti], E-GOei-mi; kai polLOUS plaNEsou-sin.
f. 13:7 WARS AND RUMORS PRECEDE THE END
HOtan de aKOUse-te poLEmous kai a-koAS poLEmon, methroEISthe :
And when you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled:
dei geNESthai; all' OUpoto TElos .
it must come to pass; but the end isnot yet.
g. 13:8 NATIONAL WARS AND EARTHQUAKES ALSO PRECEDE
e-gerTHEse-tai gar ETHnos ep' ETHnos, kai ba-siLEIa ePI ba-siLEIan;
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
Eson-tai seisMOI  kaTA TOpous; Eson-tai liMOI : arCHE oDInon TAUta.
earthquakes shall be in many places; famines shall be: these are thebeginning of travail.
h. 13:9 EXPECT PERSECUTIONS
BLEpe-te de huMEIS he-auTOUS: pa-raDOsou-sin huMAS eis suNEdri-a ;
But look to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils;
kai eis su-na-goGAS daREses-the ; kai ePI he-geMOnon 
and in synagogues shall you be beaten; and before governors
kai ba-siLEon staTHEses-the HEne-ken eMOU, eis marTUri-on auTOIS.
and kings shall you stand for my sake, for a witness to them.
i. 13:10 And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations.
kai eis PANta ta ETHnePROton dei ke-ruchTHEnai to eu-agGEli-on.
j. 13:11 PROMISE OF HELP FOR DEFENSE
kai HOtan Ago-sin huMAS, pa-ra-diDONtes ,
And when they lead you to judgment, and deliver you up,
me pro-me-rimNAte  ti laLEse-te:
be not anxious beforehand what you shall speak:
all' ho eAN doTHE huMIN en eKEIne te HOra, TOUto laLEIte;
but whatever shall be given you in that :hour, that speak;
ou GAR es-te huMEIS hoi laLOUNtes, alLA to PNEUma to HAgi-on.
for it is not YOU that speak, but the Holy :Spirit.
k. 13:12 INTER-FAMILY BETRAYAL
kai pa-raDOsei  a-delPHOS a-delPHON eis THAna-ton, kai paTER TEKnon;
And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and a father hischild;
kai e-pa-naSTEson-tai  TEKna ePI goNEIS , kai tha-naTOsou-sin  auTOUS.
and children shall rise up against parents, and put them to death.
l. 13:13 ENDURE THROUGH HATRED FOR JESUS' NAME
kai Eses-the miSOUme-noi  huPO PANton diA to OnoMA mou:
And you shall be hated of all for my :name's sake:
ho de hu-poMEInas  eis TElos, HOUtos soTHEse-tai.
but who endures to theend, the same shall be saved.
m. 13:14-16 ONE CLEAR SIGN OF END!
HOtan de Ide-te to BDElug-ma  tes e-reMOse-os  he-steKOta
But when you see the abomination of :desolation standing
HOpou ou dei (ho a-na-giNOskon noEIto ), TOte hoi en te IouDAIa pheuGEto-san  eis ta Ore:
where it ought not (let him that reads understand), then let those in :Judea flee unto the mountains:
ho ePI tou DOma-tos me ka-taBAto, meDE ei-selTHAto, ti Arai ek tes oiKIas auTOU:
15 let him that is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of the house:
kai ho eis ton aGRON  me e-pi-strePSAto eis ta oPIsoArai to hiMAti-on auTOU.
16 and let the one in the field not return back to take his cloak.
n. 13:17 But woe to those with child and to those giving suck in those :days!
ouAI de tais en gaSTRI  eCHOUsais kai tais the-laZOUsais en eKEInais tais heMErais!
o. 13:18 And pray that it be not in winter.
proSEUches-the de HIna meGEne-tai cheiMOnos .
p. 13:19 THE GREATEST OF ALL TRIBULATION
Eson-tai gar hai heMErai eKEInai THLIpsis , HOIa ou GEgo-nen toiAUte ap' arCHES KTIse-os 
For those :days shall be tribulation, such as there has not been the like from thebeginning of creation
hen EKti-sen  ho TheOS HEos tou nun, kai ou me GEne-tai.
which :God created until :now, and never shall be.
q. 13:20 THE NECESSITY FOR SHORTNESS OF TIME
kai ei me e-koLObo-sen  KUri-os tas heMEras, ouk an eSOthe PAsa sarx;
And except theLord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved;
alLA diA tous e-klekTOUS , hous e-xeLExa-to , e-koLObo-sen  tas heMEras.
but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
r. 13:21-22 DANGERS OF DECEPTION
kai TOte eAN tis huMIN EIpe, Ide, HOde ho ChrisTOS,
And then if any onesay to you, See, here the Christ,
Ide, eKEI, me piSTEUe-te: e-gerTHEson-tai  gar pseuDOchri-stoi 
see, there, believe not: 22for false Christs shall arise
kai pseu-do-proPHEtai , kai DOsou-sin seMEIa kai TEra-ta,
and false prophets, and shall show signs and wonders,
pros to a-po-plaNAN , ei du-naTON, tous e-klekTOUS.
that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.
s. 13:23 But YOU beware: I have told you all thingsbeforehand.
huMEIS de BLEpe-te: proEIre-ka huMIN PANta.
t. 13:24-25 SIGNS IN HEAVEN
AlLA en eKEInais tais heMErais, meTA ten THLIpsin eKEInen,
But in those :days, after that :tribulation,
ho HEli-os  sko-tisTHEse-tai , kai he seLEne  ou DOsei to PHEGgos  auTES,
the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her :light,
kai hoi aSTEre Eson-tai ek tou ou-raNOU PIPton-tes,
25and the stars shall be falling from the heaven,
kai hai duNAmeis hai en tois ou-raNOIS sa-leuTHEson-tai .
and the powers :in the heavens shall be shaken.
u. 13:26 THE RETURN OF CHRIST
kai TOte Opson-tai ton huiON tou anTHROpou erCHOme-non
And then shall they see the Son of :man coming
en nePHElais  meTA duNAme-os polLES kai DOxes.
in clouds with great power and glory.
v. 13:27 THENANGELS GATHER GOD'S ELECT
kai TOte a-po-steLEI tous agGElous,
And then shall he send forth the angels,
kai e-pi-suNAxei  tous e-klekTOUS  auTOU ek ton tesSAron aNEmon,
and shall gather together his :elect from the four winds,
ap' Akrou  ges HEos Akrou ou-raNOU.
from earth's end to heaven's end.
2. 13:28-37 THE NEED OF WATCHFULNESS
a. 13:28-29 PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE
A-PO de tes suKES  MAthe-te  ten pa-ra-boLEN :
Now from the fig tree learn the parable:
HOtan Ede ho KLAdos  auTES ha-paLOS  GEne-tai,
when her :branch is now become tender,
kai ekPHUe  ta PHULla , giNOske-te HOti egGUS to THEros  esTIN;
and puts forth the leaves, you know that :summer is near;
HOUtos kai huMEIS, HOtan Ide-te TAUta giNOme-na,
29even so you also, when you see these thingscoming to pass,
giNOske-te HOti egGUS es-tin, ePI THUrais .
know that he is nigh, at thedoors.
b. 13:30 AN IMPORTANT PROPHECY
aMEN LEgo huMIN, HOti, ou me paRELthe he ge-neA HAUte,
Amen I say unto you, that, this :race shall in no wise pass away,
MEchris hou TAUta PANta GEne-tai.
until all these thingsbe accomplished.
c. 13:31 Heaven and :earth shall pass away: but my :words shall not pass away.
ho ou-raNOS kai hegepa-reLEUson-tai : hoi de LOgoi mou ou pa-reLEUson-tai.
d. 13:32 THIS DAY: RESERVED TO THE FATHER
peRI de tes heMEras eKEInes he tes HOras  ouDEIS OIden,
But of that :day or the hour knows no one,
ouDE hoi AGge-loi en ou-raNO, ouDE ho huiOS, ei me ho paTER.
nor the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.
e. 13:33 Look out, watch: for you know not when the season is.
BLEpe-te, a-grupNEIte : ouk OIda-te gar POte ho kaiROS  es-tin.
f. 13:34 AN ILLUSTRATION OF HELP
hos ANthro-pos, aPOde-mos ,
It isas whena man, sojourning in another country,
aPHEIS ten oiKIan auTOU, kai dous tois DOUlois auTOU ten e-xouSIan,
having left his :house, and given :authority to his :bondmen,
eKAsto to ERgon auTOU, kai to thu-roRO  e-neTEIla-to  HIna gre-goRE .
to each his :work, commanded also the porter to watch.
g. 13:35-36 THE UNEXPECTEDNESS OF THAT TIME
gre-goREIte oun: ouk OIdate gar POte ho KUri-os tes oiKIas ERche-tai,
Be watchful therefore: for you know not when the lord of the house comes,
eoPSE , e me-soNUKti-on , ea-lek-to-ro-phoNIas , e proI ;
whether at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or at morn;
me elTHON eXEPHnes  HEUro huMAS kaTHEUdon-tas .
36lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
h. 13:37 And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.
ho de huMIN LEgoPAsin LEgo, gre-goREIte  .
NOTE: 13:1-27. Signs of the End of This Age. 2000 years ago Jesus' disciples were very interested in signs of the end of the age - especially in light of Jesus' prophecy concerning the destruction of their Temple at that time. Now 2000 years later, many Christians are still interested in that same subject. From God's point of view, 2000 years is but the equivalent of two days! So indeed, not muchhas changed.
Point by point, as we trace His answer to the question of 4 of his disciples, we find much helpful information. Note especially 13:26-27. Here He tells how He will return, and next on the agenda is His angels gathering us His elect - members of the One New Man, Jew and Gentile. According to this, the saints not yet resurrected do not return with Him, but His angels; then those saints receive their resurrection bodies; then we still on earth are resurrected. Does this fit all theologies? No - but it does seem to fit Scriptures.
13:28-37 - The Need of Watchfulness. Notice that fourtimes Jesus warns His disciples to watchat this last time! If our Lord feels it necessary to exhort us this way so strongly, then we should know that there is great danger of deception and carelessness just preceding His return again. Only twowere watching and alertto His first coming for circumcision at the Temple: Anna and Simeon. May the percentage of those of us alertfor His return be a far greater percentage! J.A.W.