Chapter 135: Destruction of Jerusalem

1 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

2 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house: 3 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. 4 For these be the days of darkness, that all things which were living may be revived.

5 And woe unto them that are with child that be stillborn, and to them that give suck to one that die in its sleep in those days! 6 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 7 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

8 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be piled in mountains of flame by all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the risen, until the times of my prophecy be fulfilled. 9 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved from the dead's desire: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

10 And he said unto the warriors, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Warrior for man, and ye shall not see it. 11 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 12 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.

13 Behold, I have told you before.

14 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. 15 For as the meat that sitteth in the cabinet until ready; so shall also the Warrior for man be in his day.

16 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the dead be gathered together.