The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

XXXII. The Discussion on the Mount of Olives

129. The Destruction of Jerusalem

        1And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”
        2And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down.”
        3As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, the apostles 7asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?”a
        4And Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. 5For many will come in my name, saying, “I am the Deliverer, and they will lead many astray. 6And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7There will be famines and earthquakes in various places; 9they will deliver you up to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them. 11And when they bring you to trial and deliver you up, 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. 12And brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 13and you will be hated by all for my name's sake.”
        (Mk. 13:1–3; Lk. 21:7; Mt. 24:4–7; Mk. 13:9, 11–13) (continued)

a   “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?”—Tell us what will be the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, and how shall we (the apostles) know when these events are about to take place?

Mk. 13:3  temple, the apostles asked (Mt. 24:3) / temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked (RSV)
Mt. 24:5  the Deliverer,' and (Ch. 13, fn. c) / the Christ,' and (RSV)
Mt. 24:7  There / For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom and there (RSV)
Mk. 13:9  they / for they (RSV)   (176:0–1/1912–3)