Luke 21:5-19 The Destruction of the Temple Foretold
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said. As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon anopther; all will be thrown down.'
Signs of Persecutions
They asked him,'Teacherm when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place? And he said, 'Bewasre that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, " Iam he!" and "The time is near!". Do not go after them.
When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immidiately. Then he said to them, 'Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; ther will be grat earthquakesm and in various places famines and plaques; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.
But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over synogogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. The will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstands or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.