Who Was He Talking About?


To whom is Jesus speaking in the following passage? WHO will be handed over, etc.?

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matt. 24:6-14)

Many thanks for the clarification.


Jesus was standing in Israel, answering the questions of Jewish men about the future of Israel. The entire Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24-25) was primarily intended for a Jewish audience, although there are references that also include non-Jewish people on Earth at the time of His 2nd Coming, both believers and unbelievers.