"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch
has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know
that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things,
know that it is near--at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you,
this generation will by no means pass away till all these things
take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words
will by no means pass away.
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels
of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were,
so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days
before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and
giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
and did not know until the flood came and took them all away,
so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the
other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will
be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not
know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if
the master of the house had known what hour the thief would
come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to
be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of
Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.