Yesu Anatabiri Kubomolewa Kwa Hekalu

13 Alipokuwa akitoka nje ya Hekalu, mmojawapo wa wanafunzi wake akamwambia, “Mwalimu, ona jinsi mawe haya na majengo haya yalivyo maridadi!”

Yesu akamjibu, “Unayaona majengo haya yalivyo makubwa? Hakuna hata jiwe moja litakalobaki juu ya jingine, yote yatabomo lewa.”

Yesu Anawaambia Wafuasi Wake Wajiandae Kwa Mateso

Alipokuwa ameketi kwenye mlima wa Mizeituni akiliangalia Hekalu, Petro, Yakobo na Yohana walimwuliza faraghani, “Tafadhali tuambie, mambo haya yatatokea lini, na ni ishara gani zitaonyesha kuwa karibu yatatimia?” Yesu akaanza kuwaeleza: “Jihadharini mtu asije akawadanganya. Wengi wata kuja wakilitumia jina langu na kusema, ‘Mimi ndiye’ na wata wadanganya wengi. Na mkisikia habari za vita na uvumi juu ya vita, msishtuke. Mambo haya hayana budi kutokea, lakini mwisho utakuwa bado. Mataifa yatapigana na falme kushambuliana. Matetemeko ya ardhi yatatokea sehemu mbalimbali na kutakuwa na njaa. Lakini huu utakuwa kama maumivu ya mwanzo tu ya uchungu wa uzazi. Lakini ninyi jihadharini. Kwa maana watu watawapeleka mahakamani na mtapigwa mijeledi katika masinagogi. Mtashtakiwa mbele ya watawala na wafalme kwa ajili yangu, ndipo mtaweza kutoa ushuhuda kuhusu Habari Njema. 10 Lakini kabla mwisho kufika, Habari Njema itahubiriwa kwa mataifa yote. 11 “Mtakapokamatwa na kupelekwa mahakamani, msihangaike kuhusu mtakalosema. Semeni lo lote litakalowajia wakati huo, kwa sababu maneno mtakayosema si yenu bali yatatoka kwa Roho Mtaka tifu.

12 “Ndugu atamsaliti ndugu yake auawe; baba atamsaliti mwanae. Watoto watawaasi wazazi wao na kusababisha wauawe. 13 Kila mtu atawachukia kwa ajili yangu; lakini atakayevumilia mpaka mwisho, ataokolewa.

14 “Mtakapoona ile ‘sanamu ya chukizo’ imesimama mahali isipostahili - msomaji na aelewe maana yake -basi wale walioko Yudea wakimbilie milimani. 15 Mtu aliyeko juu ya nyumba asiter emke kuingia ndani kuchukua cho chote. 16 Aliyeko shambani asi rudi nyumbani kuchukua koti lake. 17 Ole wao akina mama waja wazito na watakaokuwa wakinyonyesha siku hizo! 18 Ombeni mambo haya yasitokee wakati wa masika. 19 Kwa maana siku hizo itaku wapo dhiki kuu ambayo haijapata kutokea tangu dunia ilipoumbwa, wala haitatokea tena. 20 Na kama Bwana hakuufupisha muda huo wa dhiki, hakuna mtu ambaye angesalimika; lakini kwa ajili ya watu wake aliowachagua, ameufupisha muda huo.

21 “Na wakati huo mtu akiwaambia, ‘Tazama, Kristo huyu hapa’ au , ‘Tazama, yule pale,’ msiamini. 22 Kwa maana watatokea makristo wa uongo na manabii wa uongo nao watafanya ishara na miujiza ili kuwadanganya hata wale waliochaguliwa na Mungu, kama ikiwezekana. 23 Kwa hiyo jihadharini kwa maana nimewaambia mambo haya kabla hayajatokea.”

Kuja Kwa Mwana Wa Adamu

24 “Siku hizo, baada ya hiyo dhiki, jua litatiwa giza na mwezi hautatoa mwanga wake. 25 Nyota zitaanguka kutoka mbinguni na nguvu za anga zitatikisika. 26 Ndipo watu wote wataniona mimi Mwana wa Adamu nikija katika mawingu kwa nguvu nyingi na utu kufu. 27 Nami nitawatuma malaika wawakusanye watu wangu kutoka pande zote nne za dunia, kutoka mwisho wa nchi hadi mwisho wa mbi ngu.

28 “Sasa jifunzeni jambo hili kutoka kwa mtini: mwonapo matawi ya mtini yakianza kulainika na kutoa majani, mnatambua kwamba wakati wa kiangazi umekaribia. 29 Hali kadhalika mtaka poyaona mambo haya yanatokea, tambueni kwamba mimi Mwana wa Adamu, ni karibu kuja. 30 Ninawaambieni hakika, kizazi hiki hakitapita kabla ya mambo haya kutokea. 31 Mbingu na nchi zita toweka, lakini maneno yangu hayatapita kamwe.”

Hakuna Ajuaye Siku Wala Saa

32 “Hakuna ajuaye siku hiyo itakuwa lini au saa ngapi; hata malaika mbinguni hawajui wala mimi Mwana sijui, isipokuwa Mungu Baba peke yake. 33 “Jiandaeni, muwe macho. Kwa maana hamjui wakati mambo haya yatakapotokea. 34 Ni kama mtu anayesafiri na kuwaachia wat umishi wake madaraka, kila mtu na wajibu wake; kisha akamwambia mlinzi wa mlango awe macho. 35 Kesheni basi, kwa sababu hamjui ni lini bwana mwenye nyumba atarudi. Anaweza akaja jioni, au usiku wa manane au alfajiri au mapambazuko. 36 Kama akija gha fla, pasipo ninyi kumtazamia, asije awakute mmelala. 37 Na haya ninayowaambia ninyi nawaambia watu wote: Kesheni!”

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu (SNT)

Copyright © 1989 by Biblica

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times(A)

13 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!”

“Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”(B)

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives(C) opposite the temple, Peter, James, John(D) and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are all about to be fulfilled?”

Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.(E) Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

“You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues.(F) On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.(G)

12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.(H) 13 Everyone will hate you because of me,(I) but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.(J)

14 “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’[a](K) standing where it[b] does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let no one on the housetop go down or enter the house to take anything out. 16 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 17 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!(L) 18 Pray that this will not take place in winter, 19 because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world,(M) until now—and never to be equaled again.(N)

20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them. 21 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it.(O) 22 For false messiahs and false prophets(P) will appear and perform signs and wonders(Q) to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 23 So be on your guard;(R) I have told you everything ahead of time.

24 “But in those days, following 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](S)

26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds(T) with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.(U)

28 “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. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it[d] is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I tell you, this generation(V) will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.(W) 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.(X)

The Day and Hour Unknown

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.(Y) 33 Be on guard! Be alert[e]!(Z) You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants(AA) in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”(AB)

Footnotes

  1. Mark 13:14 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11
  2. Mark 13:14 Or he
  3. Mark 13:25 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4
  4. Mark 13:29 Or he
  5. Mark 13:33 Some manuscripts alert and pray
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