Lectionary Year C
December 3, 2000
Luke 21:25-36

Initial Acquaintance/Rough Translation

(JA) / (BFP) 25) and there will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars, and upon the earth panic of the nations in the terror at the roar of the sea and crashing (of the waves?) 26) while mortals faint dead away from fear and anticipation of the things about to befall (them) in the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be crashing (shaken?). 27) and then will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and glory much. 28) When these things are beginning to become you all stand erect and lift up your heads on account of which draws near the redemption of you. 29) and he said a parable to them, "you all see the sycamore tree (fig?) and all the trees. 30) when they throw forth already seeing from yourselves you know (or, know! y'all) that already near the summer is. 31) thus also you when you see these things becoming you know (or, know! y'all) that near is the kingdom of God. 32) truly (amen!) I say to you all that not at all pass away this generation until all things become. 33) the heaven and the earth will pass away, but the words of me not at all will pass away.

34) you all take heed to yourselves not yet the hearts of you all be weighted (burdened) down in dizziness and drunkenness and anxieties of existence and may come upon you unexpectedly that day 35) as a trap. For into upon will come upon all the ones sitting upon the face of all the earth. 36) and you all are alert (be alert! ?) in every critical hour praying in order that you all may be utterly strong to flee out (escape?) All these things the about to be things to become and to stand before the Son of Man.

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