“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?” ~ Matthew 24:3 (KJV)
“Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” ~ Matthew 24:3 (NKJV)
Note The KJV uses the word “world” here and the NKJV uses the word “age”.
This word correctly translated from Greek to English comes from the Greek word Aion (age) not the word Kosmos (world) that would entail the whole Earth.
It was 40 years (one biblical generation) from the year Jesus spoke this (in 30 A.D) to the year Rome sacked The Temple at the end of that age (in 70 A.D.)
Important things to know when teaching or seeking truth and correct biblical understanding.
In His Love, Pastor Scott Boggs