NIV Adventure Bible Sampler - Book of Mark - Page 24

1114 Mark 13 – 14
11 When ev er you are ar rest ed and brought
to tri al , do not wor ry be fore hand about what to say . Just say what ev er is giv en you at the time , for it is not you speak ing , but the Holy Spir it .
12 “ Broth er will be tray broth er to death ,
and a fa ther his child . Chil dren will re bel against their par ents and have them put to death . 13 Ev ery one will hate you be cause of me , but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved .
14 “ When you see ‘ the abom i na tion that
caus es des o la tion ’ a stand ing where it b does not be long — ​let the read er un der stand — ​ then let those who are in Ju dea flee to the moun tains . 15 Let no one on the house top go down or en ter the house to take anything out . 16 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak . 17 How dread ful it will be in those days for preg nant wom en and nurs ing moth ers ! 18 Pray that this will not take place in win ter , 19 be cause those will be days of dis tress un equaled from the begin ning , when God cre at ed the world , un til now — and nev er to be equaled again .
20 “ If the Lord had not cut short those
days , no one would sur vive . But for the sake of the elect , whom he has cho sen , he has short ened them . 21 At that time if anyone says to you , ‘ Look , here is the Mes siah !’ or , ‘ Look , there he is !’ do not be lieve it .
22 For false mes si ahs and false proph ets will
ap pear and per form signs and won ders to de ceive , if pos si ble , even the elect . 23 So be on your guard ; I have told you ev ery thing ahead of time .
24 “ But in those days , fol low ing that distress ,
“ ‘ the sun will be darkened , and the moon will not give its light ;
25 the stars will fall from the sky ,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken .’ c
26 “ At that time peo ple will see the Son
of Man com ing in clouds with great power and glo ry . 27 And he will send his an gels and gath er his elect from the four winds , from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heav ens .
28 “ Now learn this les son from the fig
tree : As soon as its twigs get ten der and its leaves come out , you know that sum mer is near . 29 Even so , when you see these things hap pen ing , you know that it d is near , right at the door . 30 Tru ly I tell you , this gen era tion will cer tain ly not pass away un til all these things have hap pened . 31 Heav en and earth will pass away , but my words will never pass away .
The Day and Hour Unknown
32 “ But about that day or hour no one
knows , not even the an gels in heav en , nor the Son , but only the Fa ther . 33 Be on guard ! Be alert e ! You do not know when that time will come . 34 It ’ s like a man go ing away : He leaves his house and puts his ser vants in charge , each with their as signed task , and tells the one at the door to keep watch .
35 “ There fore keep watch be cause you do
not know when the own er of the house will come back — wheth er in the eve ning , or at mid night , or when the roost er crows , or at dawn . 36 If he comes sud den ly , do not let him find you sleep ing . 37 What I say to you , I say to ev ery one : ‘ Watch !’ ”
Jesus Anointed at Bethany


People will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory .
Mark 13:26
Now the Pass over and the Fes ti val of Un leav ened Bread were only two days away , and the chief priests and the teach ers of the law were schem ing to arrest Jesus se cret ly and kill him . 2 “ But not dur ing the fes ti val ,” they said , “ or the people may riot .”
3 While he was in Beth a ny , re clin ing at
the ta ble in the home of Si mon the Lep er , a wom an came with an al a bas ter jar of very ex pen sive per fume , made of pure nard . She broke the jar and poured the per fume on his head .
4 Some of those pres ent were say ing in-
a 14 Daniel 9:27 ; 11:31 ; 12:11 b 14 Or he c 25 Isaiah 13:10 ; 34:4 d 29 Or he e 33 Some manuscripts alert and pray