Sunday, March 9, 2008

Coptic Matthew 24:1-8

Sign of the End of the Age

1.ihsous de aFei ebol Hm prpe aFbwk. auTpeuouoi eroF nCi neFmaqhths etouoF epkwt mprpe
But Jesus, having departed from the temple, was proceeding (onward). And his disciples advanced toward him, to show him the ediface of the temple.

2.ntoF de aFouwSb eFJw mmos nau Je tetnnau enai throu. Hamhn TJw mmos nhtn. Je nneukaouwne HiJn ouwne mpeima mpoubolF ebol
But he said in response to them: "Do you see all these things? Truly I tell you, there will not be left behind a stone upon a stone in this place and not be ruined. "

3.eFHmoos de HiJm ptoou nnJoeit. auTpeuouoi eroF nCi mmaqhths nsaousa euJw mmos Je aJis eron Je erenai naSwpe tnau auw ou pe pmaein ntekparHousia mn tsunteleia mpaiwn.
But while he was sitting upon the mountain of the olive trees, the disciples came up to him privately, saying, "Tell us, When will these things happen? And what is the sign of your presence/arrival and the completion of the age/world order?"

4.aFouwSb nCi ihsous peJaF nau. Je CwSt mhpote nteoua plana mmwtn
Jesus answered in response: "Watch out that no one misleads you.

5.ounHaH gar nhu Hm paran euJw mmos Je anok pe pecristos. nseplana nHaH
"For there are many coming in my name, saying 'I am the Christ' and they (will) mislead many.

6.tetnnaswtm de eHenpolemos mn HenHroou mpolemos CwSt mprStortr Haps gar etreuSwpe alla mpateqah ei
"But you will hear of wars and reports of wars. Watch out that (you) are not disturbed. For it is necessary that they occur, but the end comes not yet.

7.ounouHeqnos gar natwoun eJn ouHeqnos. auw oumntrro eJn oumntrro. nseSwpe nCi HenHebwwn mn Henkmto katama
"For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will come to be bad seasons/famines and earthquakes in various places.

8.nai de throu tarch nnnaake ne
"But all these things are the beginning of the agonies/labor pains."

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