The Lesson of the Fig Tree

Luke 21

29 And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see b for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 c Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33 d Heaven and earth will pass away, but e my words will not pass away.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 12:57
    And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
    Matthew 16:3
    And in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
  2. Cross References
    Luke 9:27
    But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 102:26
    They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away.
    Isaiah 51:6
    Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.
    2 Peter 3:10
    But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
    Matthew 5:18
    For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
    Hebrews 12:27
    This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of things that are shaken - that is, things that have been made - in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 119:89
    Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
    Isaiah 40:8
    The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
    1 Peter 1:23
    Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.
    1 Peter 1:25
    But the word of the Lord remains forever." And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
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