Scripture Readings

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Luke 21:5-7, 10-11, 20-24 (Gospel)

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Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said,
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These things which you see – the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down.
7
So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”
10
Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
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And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
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But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
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Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
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For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
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But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
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And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.