7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen?
And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”
8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived.
For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’
and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.
9 When you hear of wars and revolutions,
do not be frightened. These things must happen first,
but the end will not come right away.”