20 Once Jesus* was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; 21nor will they say, Look, here it is! or There it is! For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among* you.
22 Then he said to the disciples, The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23They will say to you, Look there! or Look here! Do not go, do not set off in pursuit. 24For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.* 25But first he must endure much suffering and be rejected by this generation.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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