Signs of the Close of the Age

Mark 13

3 And as he sat on a the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, b Peter and James and John and c Andrew asked him d privately, 4 "Tell us, e when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?" 5 And Jesus began to say to them, f "See that no one leads you astray. 6 g Many will come in my name, saying, h 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, i do not be alarmed. This j must take place, but the end is not yet. 8 For k nation will rise against nation, and l kingdom against kingdom. There will be m earthquakes in various places; there will be n famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

9 o "But p be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten q in synagogues, and you will stand before r governors and s kings for my sake, t to bear witness before them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed u to all nations. 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, v do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say w whatever is given you in that hour, x for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 y And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13 z And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. a But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 21:1
    Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 17:1
    And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
  3. Cross References
    Mark 1:16
    Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
    Mark 1:29
    And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
  4. Cross References
    Mark 4:34
    He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 1:6 - 7
    So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?
  6. Cross References
    Mark 13:9
    But be on your guard. For they will deliver you...
    Mark 13:23
    But be on guard; I have told you all things bef...
    Mark 13:33
    Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know wh...
    Jeremiah 29:8
    For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Isr...
    Ephesians 5:6
    Let no one deceive you with empty words, for be...
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by phil...
    1 Thessalonians 2:3
    For our appeal does not spring from error or im...
    1 John 3:7
    Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoeve...
  7. Cross References
    Mark 13:22
    For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
    Jeremiah 14:14
    And the Lord said to me: "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.
    1 John 2:18
    Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
  8. Cross References
    John 8:24
    I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.
  9. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 2:2
    Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
  10. Cross References
    Revelation 1:1
    The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.
  11. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 15:6
    They were broken in pieces. Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for God troubled them with every sort of distress.
    Revelation 6:4
    And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 19:2
    And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, each against another and each against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.
  13. Cross References
    Revelation 6:12
    When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood.
  14. Cross References
    Acts 11:28
    And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).
    Revelation 6:8
    And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.
  15. Cross References
    Mark 13:9
    But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.
    Mark 13:11 - 13
    And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
    Matthew 10:17 - 22
    Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues.
    Luke 12:11 - 12
    And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say.
  16. Cross References
    Mark 13:5
    And Jesus began to say to them, "See that no one leads you astray.
    2 John 1:8
    Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 23:34
    Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town.
  18. Cross References
    Acts 17:6
    And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also.
    Acts 18:12
    But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.
    Acts 24:1
    And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case against Paul.
    Acts 25:6
    After he stayed among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought.
  19. Cross References
    Acts 27:24
    And he said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.
  20. Cross References
    Matthew 8:4
    And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.
  21. Cross References
    Matthew 28:19
    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 10:18
    But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
    Colossians 1:6
    Which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing - as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.
    Colossians 1:23
    If indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
    Mark 14:9
    And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.
  22. Cross References
    Matthew 6:25
    Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
  23. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 18:18
    I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
    Numbers 23:5
    And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.
    Exodus 4:12
    Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.
  24. Cross References
    Acts 4:8
    Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said t...
    Acts 6:10
    But they could not withstand the wisdom and the...
    Acts 13:9
    But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with...
    1 Corinthians 15:10
    But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his...
    2 Corinthians 13:3
    Since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in...
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    And we also thank God constantly for this, that...
    Hebrews 1:1
    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God s...
  25. Cross References
    Matthew 10:35 - 36
    For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
  26. Cross References
    John 15:18 - 21
    If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
    Luke 6:22
    Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!
  27. Cross References
    Daniel 12:12 - 13
    Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days.
    James 5:11
    Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
    Revelation 2:10
    Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
    Hebrews 3:6
    But Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
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