Gospel 12-3-23. Luke 21: 25-33. First Sunday of Advent.
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves;
Et erunt signa in sole, et luna, et stellis, et in terris pressura gentium prae confusione sonitus maris, et fluctuum :
26 Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved;
arescentibus hominibus prae timore, et exspectatione, quae supervenient universo orbi : nam virtutes caelorum movebuntur :
27 And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with great power and majesty.
et tunc videbunt Filium hominis venientem in nube cum potestate magna et majestate.
28 But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.
His autem fieri incipientibus, respicite, et levate capita vestra : quoniam appropinquat redemptio vestra.
29 And he spoke to them in a similitude. See the fig tree, and all the trees:
Et dixit illis similitudinem : Videte ficulneam, et omnes arbores :
30 When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is nigh;
cum producunt jam ex se fructum, scitis quoniam prope est aestas.
31 So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand.
Ita et vos cum videritis haec fieri, scitote quoniam prope est regnum Dei.
32 Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away, till all things be fulfilled.
Amen dico vobis, quia non praeteribit generatio haec, donec omnia fiant.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Caelum et terra transibunt : verba autem mea non transibunt.