Matthew 24 - 28

Final preparations
Death and resurrection

Mat - 24. Prophesy of the last days, Preparation of the 12
Mat - 25. Kingdom Parables
Mat - 26. Final preparations, Jesus captured and before the council
Mat - 27. Jesus tried, scourged, condemned and crucified
Mat - 28. Up from the grave, and the great commission

Mat - 24

About the temple building, Jesus told his disciples, "See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down."

The disciples asked for the signs of Jesus's coming and the end of the world, and Jesus answered, "Take heed that no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name saying, 'I am Christ,' and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, see that ye be not troubled for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day; for then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time; no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

"Then if any man shall say unto you, 'Lo, here is Christ,' or 'there,' believe it not. For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

"Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, 'Behold, He is in the desert,' go not forth; 'Behold He is in the secret chambers,' believe it not. For as the lightening cometh out of the East, shineth even unto the West; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from Heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the Earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.

"Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves; ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled.

"Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angel of Heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the Ark; and knew not until the flood came and took them all away. So shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken and the other left.

"Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

    Jesus teaches Disciples

"But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.

"Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his lord, when he commeth, shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

"But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, my lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of; and shall cut him asunder and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

Matt - 25

"Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them; but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

"While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, behold, the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.

"Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of your oil for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered saying, not so, lest there be not enough for us and you. But go ye rather to them that sell and buy for yourselves.

"And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

"Afterward came also the other virgins saying,' Lord, lord, open to us.' But he answered and said, 'Verily I say unto you, I know you not.'

    About the Kingdom

"Watch therefore for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh. For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability. And straightway took his journey.

"Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the Earth, and hid his lord's money.

"After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

"And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

"He also that had received two talents came and said, lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, well done good and faithful servant. Thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

"Then he which had received the one talent came and said, lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sewn, and gathering where thou hast not strawed. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth. Lo there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, thou wicked and slothful servant; thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

"For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    About the Kingdom

"When the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with Him; then shall He sit upon the throne of his glory, and before Him shall be gathered all nations. And He shall separate them one from another as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats; and He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, 'Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was an hungred and ye gave Me meat. I was thirsty and ye gave Me drink. I was a stranger and ye took Me in; naked and ye clothed Me. I was in prison and ye came unto Me.

"Then shall the righteous answer Him saying, 'Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred and fed Thee, or thirsty and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger and took Thee in, or naked and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of these my bretheren, ye have done it unto Me.'

"Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, 'Depart from Me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was an hungered and ye gave Me no meat. I was thirsty and ye gave Me no drink. I was a stranger and ye took Me not in; naked and ye clothed Me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited Me not.'

"Then shall they also answer Him saying, 'Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?'

"Then shall He answer them saying, 'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me.'

"And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal."

MAT - 26

To the disciples, Jesus said, "Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified."

When a woman poured expensive ointment on Jesus, the disciples asked why it had been wasted, and Jesus said, "Why trouble ye the woman; for she hath wrought a good work upon Me. For ye have the poor always with you, but Me ye have not always.

"For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this that this woman hath done be told for a memorial of her."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

When the time for the Passover came, Jesus told the disciples, "Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, 'the Master saith, my time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.'"

At the celebration, Jesus announced, "Verily I say unto you that one of you shall betray Me."

When they asked Him, Lord is it I, He answered, "He that dippeth his hand with Me in the dish, the same shall betray Me. The Son of Man goeth as it is written of Him; but woe unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It had been good for that man if he had not been born."

Judas asked if it was he, and Jesus said, "Thou hast said."

As they were eating, Jesus took bread and broke it saying, "Take, eat; this is my body." And He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, "Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

"But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's Kingdom."

    Other disciple demonstrations

In the mount of olives, Jesus said to them, "All ye shall be offended because of Me this night; for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.' But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee."

    Other Prophesy

Peter avowed that he would not, but Jesus said to him, "Verily I say unto thee that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice."

In a place called Gethsemane, Jesus said to the disciples, "Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder." Taking Peter and the sons of Zebedee, He said to them, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death. Tarry ye here, and watch with Me." Going a little away from them He prayed saying, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt."

When Jesus returned to them later, they were asleep, and He said, "What, could ye not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again He went and prayed, "O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me except I drink it, thy will be done."

He returned and found them asleep again, and said, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

"Rise, let us be going. Behold, he is at hand that doth betray Me." And Judas came with a multitude with swords and staves from the priests and elders of the people, and kissed Him. Jesus said, "Friend, wherefore art thou come?" And the men laid hands upon Jesus to take Him.

Peter drew his sword and struck a servant of the high priest and smote off his ear. Jesus said to him, "Put up again thy sword into his place, for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels?

"But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?"

    Other Prophesy
    Jesus teaches Disciples

Jesus said to those who took Him, "Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take Me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on Me. But all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled."

Before the council, the High Priest adjured Jesus to tell him whether He was the Christ the Son of God. Jesus said, "Thou hast said. Nevertheless I say unto you, hereafter shall ye see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of Power and coming in the clouds of Heaven." And the council condemned Jesus.

    Jesus attacks or Defends

MAT - 27

When Jesus stood before the Governor, Pilate, he asked Jesus if He was the King of the Jews; and Jesus said, "Thou sayest," and answered him no further.

And Jesus, rejected by the people for the sake of the criminal Barabbas, was condemned, scourged, and crucified. The Scribes and elders mocked Him and then Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" which means, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me?" and Jesus was given vinegar to drink. Then He cried out with a loud voice and gave up the ghost.

MAT - 28

Mary Magdelene and the other Mary went to tend to the body of Jesus, and found the grave empty but for one who announced that Jesus had risen, and would go before them into Galilee.

As they were leaving, Jesus appeared to them saying "All Hail. Be not afraid. Go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me."

    Other disciple demonstrations

In Galilee, Jesus appeared to them and said, "All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in Earth.

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And lo I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

    Jesus teaches Disciples

Go to Mark 1

Return to Matthew 24 - 28 Menu

Index of Indexes