Jesus said: that upon you [people He was speaking to] may come all the righteous blood shed upon earth, which shall come upon this generation

Matthew 23:35-36:

35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation [genea].


Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)
 1) fathered, birth, nativity
 2) that which has been begotten, men of the same stock, a family
   2a) the several ranks of natural descent, the successive
       members of a genealogy
   2b) metaph. a race of men very like each other in endowments,
       pursuits, character
       2b1) esp. in a bad sense, a perverse race
 3) the whole multitude of men living at the same time
 4) an age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied be each successive
    generation), a space of 30 - 33 years

—Thayer’s (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

From (a presumed derivative of) G1085; a generation; by implication an age (the period or the persons):—age, generation, nation, time.

—Strong’s (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #1074.
  • γενεα´
  • genea; from 1096; race, family, generation:—
  • NASB – generation(32), generations(10), kind(1).-


Matthew 24:34; Mark 13:30; and Luke 21:32.

Matthew 24:34:

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Mark 13:30:

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

Luke 21:32:

32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.


A study of Matthew 24:1-3; 34-35: And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?


Meaning of last days and last time in Hebrews 1 and 1 John 2


Hebrews 1:1-2–last days of the OLD COVENANT, not the end of this age


Look at the events stated in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 that occur before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple–THIS HAPPENED IN 70 AD; AND NOT IN THE FUTURE


Jesus said to His disciples: I will return in the clouds bringing My Kingdom during your generation


Jesus said to His disciples that He was returning in the clouds and bringing His Kingdom–inside us–during the generation of His disciples


The Early Church Fathers and the Last Days of the Jewish Age