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Matthew 24:1-51

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2“Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

9“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’24:15 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11 spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

22“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25See, I have told you ahead of time.

26“So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29“Immediately after the distress of those days

“ ‘the sun will be darkened,

and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from the sky,

and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’24:29 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4

30“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth24:30 Or the tribes of the land will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.24:30 See Daniel 7:13-14. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it24:33 Or he is near, right at the door. 34Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The Day and Hour Unknown

36“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son. but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 24:1-51

Asɔredansɛe Ho Nkɔmhyɛ Ne Awiei Mmere Nsɛnkyerɛnne

1Yesu refi faako a asɔredan no si hɔ akɔ no, nʼasuafo no baa ne nkyɛn pɛɛ sɛ wɔtwe nʼadwene kɔ adan ahorow a ɛwɔ asɔredan no mu no so. 2Nanso ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Wobedwiriw saa dan yi agu pasaa!”

Ɔhaw Ne Ɔtaa

3Yesu kɔɔ Ngo Bepɔw no so. Ɔte hɔ no, nʼasuafo no baa ne nkyɛn bebisaa no se, “Bere bɛn na nea woreka yi bɛba? Na nsɛnkyerɛnne bɛn na ɛbɛma yɛahu wo ba a wobɛsan aba bio no ne wiase awiei a ɛbɛba no?”

4Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monhwɛ na obi annaadaa mo. 5Nnipa bebree de me din bɛba abɛka se, wɔne Agyenkwa no, na wɔadaadaa mo mu pii. 6Sɛ mote sɛ wɔafi akodi ase a, ɛnkyerɛ me ba a mɛsan aba no ho nsɛnkyerɛnne. Ɛsɛ sɛ eyinom ba, nanso awiei no de, ennya mmae. 7Aman bɛsɔre wɔ aman so, na ahenni asɔre wɔ ahenni so, na ɔkɔm ne asasewosow bɛba mmeaemmeae. 8Eyinom nyinaa bɛyɛ nneɛma a ɛyɛ hu a ɛbɛba no mfiase.

9“Sɛ moyɛ me de nti, wɔbɛyɛ mo ayayade, na wɔakunkum mo wɔ wiase afanan nyinaa, 10na mo mu pii bɛsan akɔ bɔne mu, na moayiyi mo ho mo ho ama, na moatentan mo ho mo ho. 11Atoro adiyifo bebree bɛsɔre, na wɔadaadaa mo mu pii. 12Bɔne bɛdɔɔso wɔ wiase, na abrɛ nnipa dɔ a wɔwɔ no ase. 13Nanso wɔn a wobegyina pintinn akodu awiei no, wobegye wɔn nkwa. 14Na wɔbɛka asɛmpa a ɛfa Ahenni no ho no wɔ wiase mmaa nyinaa, na wɔate. Ɛno akyi ansa na awiei no bɛba.”

Ahohia A Ɛyɛ Hu

15“Enti sɛ muhu ‘abusude a ɛde ɔsɛe ba’ a Odiyifo Daniel kaa ho asɛm sɛ egyina kronkronbea hɔ no a, ma nea ɔkenkan no nte ase, 16na wɔn a wɔte Yudea no nguan nkɔ Yuda mmepɔw so. 17Mma obiara a ɔwɔ ne fi dan atifi no nsian nkɔfa biribiara mfi ne fi hɔ. 18Wɔn a wɔwɔ mfuw so no nso nnsan wɔn akyi mmɛfa wɔn ntama. 19Ɛbɛyɛ hu ama wɔn a wɔafa afuru ne wɔn a woturu mma saa bere no mu! 20Na mommɔ mpae na bere a ɛsɛ sɛ muguan no anyɛ awɔwbere anaa Homeda. 21Efisɛ awerɛhowdi a ɛbɛba no, bi nsii wɔ wiase abakɔsɛm mu da, na bi nso rensi da.

22“Nokware, sɛ wɔantwa saa nna no so a, ɛrenka obi. 23Sɛ obi ka kyerɛ mo se, ‘Agyenkwa no wɔ ha anaasɛ ɔwɔ nohɔ anaa wayi ne ho adi wɔ ha anaa ɛhɔ’ a, munnnye nni. 24Atoro agyenkwanom ne atoro adiyifo bɛsɔre, na wɔayɛ anwonwade ahorow na sɛ ebetumi a, wɔadaadaa wɔn a Onyankopɔn ayi wɔn no mpo. 25Monhwɛ yiye, efisɛ maka biribiara akyerɛ mo!

26“Enti sɛ obi ka kyerɛ mo se, ‘Agyenkwa no asan aba na ɔwɔ sare so a,’ monnhaw mo ho sɛ mobɛkɔ hɔ akɔhwehwɛ no. Anaasɛ nso wose, ‘Ɔde ne ho asie baabi a,’ munnnye nni! 27Na sɛnea anyinam twa fi apuei kɔ atɔe no, saa ara na sɛ Onipa Ba no reba a, ɛbɛyɛ ne no. 28Na nea funu wɔ no, ɛhɔ na apete bɛboaboa wɔn ho ano.

29“Saa mmere no awerɛhowdi no akyi pɛ

“ ‘owia beduru sum,

na ɔsram renhyerɛn;

na nsoromma befi wim atetew ahwe,

na wim abɔde behinhim.’

30“Afei Onipa Ba no ho nsɛnkyerɛnne bɛda adi wɔ ɔsoro. Na asase sofo nyinaa betwa agyaadwo bere a wobehu Onipa Ba no sɛ ɔde tumi ne anuonyam nam ɔsoro omununkum mu reba. 31Na mɛsoma mʼabɔfo na wɔde torobɛnto a ano yɛ den aba abɛboaboa wɔn a mayi wɔn no ano fi ɔsoro ano akɔka asase ano.

32“Afei munsua biribi mfi borɔdɔma dua no ho asɛm no mu. Sɛ eyi mman foforo, san yi nhaban foforo a, na ɛkyerɛ sɛ asusow abɛn. 33Saa ara nso na sɛ muhu sɛ saa nneɛma yi nyinaa afi ase resisi a, mubehu sɛ me ba a mɛsan aba no abɛn, adu ɔpon ano. 34Nokware mise mo sɛ, awo ntoatoaso yi rentwa mu, gye sɛ saa nneɛma yi nyinaa aba mu ansa. 35Ɔsoro ne asase betwa mu akɔ, nanso me nsɛm de, ɛbɛtena hɔ daa.

36“Nanso da anaa dɔn ko a awiei no bɛba de, obiara nnim. Ɔsoro abɔfo ne Onyankopɔn Ba no mpo nnim. Agya no nko na onim. 37Onipa Ba no ba a ɔbɛba no bɛyɛ sɛnea Noa bere so ɛyɛɛ no ara pɛ. 38Na sɛnea nna a edi nsuyiri no anim no nnipa didii, na wɔnomee, warewaree, de kosii da a Noa kɔɔ hyɛn no mu, 39na nnipa annye nea ɛbɛba anni, kosii sɛ nsuyiri bɛfaa wɔn nyinaa kɔe no, saa ara na me ba a mɛsan aba no bɛyɛ. 40Saa bere no, wɔbɛfa mmarima baanu a wɔreyɛ adwuma wɔ afum no mu baako akɔ, na wɔagyaw ɔbaako. 41Saa ara nso na mmea baanu a wɔwɔ fie renoa aduan no nso, wɔbɛfa ɔbaako agyaw ɔbaako.

42“Enti monwɛn, efisɛ munnim da ko a Awurade bɛba. 43Sɛnea sɛ ofiwura nim bere a owifo bɛba a anka ɔbɛwɛn de abɔ ne ho ban afi akorɔmfo ho no, 44saa ara na ɛsɛ sɛ musiesie mo ho, efisɛ Onipa Ba no bɛba bere a mo ani nna so sɛ ɔbɛba.

Akoa Pa Anaa Akoa Bɔne

45“Hena ne ɔsomfo nokwafo nyansafo no, nea ne wura de ne fi mu asomfo ahyɛ ne nsa sɛ ɔmma wɔn aduan wɔ bere a ɛsɛ mu? 46Nhyira ne ɔsomfo a ne wura no bɛba abɛto no sɛ wayɛ nʼadwuma pɛpɛɛpɛ. 47Meka mo nokware se ɔde nea ɔwɔ nyinaa bɛhyɛ ne nsa na wahwɛ so! 48Na sɛ ɔkɔyɛ ɔsomfo tirimuɔdenfo, na ɔka kyerɛ ne ho se, ‘Me Wura nnya mmae,’ 49na ofi ase boro ne mfɛfo nkoa, na ɔne akɔwensafo didi, bow nsa a, 50Ɔsomfo no wura no bɛba da a nʼani nna so. 51Ɔbɛtwe nʼaso dennen, na ɔde no akɔ baabi a wobu nyaatwomfo atɛn; ɛhɔ na osu ne setwɛre wɔ.