Matthew 24:3–31 (YLT)

3And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, ‘Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?’

4 And Jesus answering said to them, ‘Take heed that no one may lead you astray, 5for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray, 6and ye shall begin to hear of wars, and reports of wars; see, be not troubled, for it behoveth all these to come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places; 8and all these are the beginning of sorrows; 9then they shall deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated by all the nations because of my name; 10and then shall many be stumbled, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

11 ‘And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray; 12and because of the abounding of the lawlessness, the love of the many shall become cold; 13but he who did endure to the end, he shall be saved; 14and this good news of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world, for a testimony to all the nations; and then shall the end arrive.

15 ‘Whenever, therefore, ye may see the abomination of the desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever is reading let him observe) 16then those in Judea—let them flee to the mounts; 17he on the house-top—let him not come down to take up any thing out of his house; 18and he in the field—let him not turn back to take his garments.

19 ‘And woe to those with child, and to those giving suck in those days; 20and pray ye that your flight may not be in winter, nor on a sabbath; 21for there shall be then great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world till now, no, nor may be. 22And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.

23 ‘Then if any one may say to you, Lo, here is the Christ! or here! ye may not believe; 24for there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and they shall give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, also the chosen. 25Lo, I did tell you beforehand.

26 ‘If therefore they may say to you, Lo, in the wilderness he is, ye may not go forth; lo, in the inner chambers, ye may not believe; 27for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man; 28for wherever the carcase may be, there shall the eagles be gathered together.

29 ‘And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken; 30and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in the heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth smite the breast, and they shall see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of the heaven, with power and much glory; 31and he shall send his messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens unto the ends thereof.