Matthew 24



The Destruction Of The Temple Predicted

1 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

1 As Jesus left and was going out of the temple complex, His disciples came up and called His attention to the temple buildings.

1 As Jesus left the Temple and was walking away, his disciples came up to him to point out to him the Temple buildings.

1 Jesus departed from the temple area and was going on His way when His disciples came up to Him to call His attention to the buildings of the temple and point them out to Him.

2 And He said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down."

2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

2 Then He replied to them, "Don't you see all these things? I assure you: Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!"

2 But he told them, "You see all these things, don't you? I tell all of you with certainty, there isn't a single stone here that will be left standing on top of another. They will all be torn down."

2 But He answered them, Do you see all these? Truly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

Signs Of The End Of The Age

3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"

3 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?

3 While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately and said, "Tell us, when will these things happen? And what is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?"

3 While Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately and said, "Tell us, when will these things take place, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"

3 While He was seated on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately and said, Tell us, when will this take place, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end (the completion, the consummation) of the age?

4 And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

4 Then Jesus replied to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you.

4 Jesus answered them, "See to it that no one deceives you,

4 Jesus answered them, Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error].

5 "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

5 For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Messiah,' and they will deceive many.

5 because many will come in my name and say, "I'm the Messiah,' and they will deceive many people.

5 For many will come in (on the strength of) My name [ appropriating the name which belongs to Me], saying, I am the Christ (the Messiah), and they will lead many astray.

6 "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

6 You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

6 You'll hear of wars and rumors of wars. See to it that you aren't alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,

6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.

7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

7 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

7 because nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;

8 "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

8 All these events are the beginning of birth pains.

8 But all these things are only the beginning of the birth pains."

8 All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish].

Persecution Of Disciples Predicted

9 "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

9 "Then they will hand you over for persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of My name.

9 "Then they'll hand you over to suffer and will kill you, and you'll be hated by all the nations because of my name.

9 Then they will hand you over to suffer affliction and tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

10 "At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

10 Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another.

10 Then many people will fall away, will betray one another, and will hate one another.

10 And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.

11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

11 Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

11 Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people,

11 And many false prophets will rise up and deceive and lead many into error.

12 "Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

12 Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold.

12 and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold.

12 And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied lawlessness and iniquity,

13 "But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

13 But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved.

13 But he who endures to the end will be saved.

14 "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

14 This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."

14 And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.

The Abomination Of Desolation

15 "Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

15 "So when you see the abomination that causes desolation , spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place" (let the reader understand) ,

15 "So when you see the destructive desecration, mentioned by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place (let the reader take note),

15 So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place -- "let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed [this] -- "

16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

16 "then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!

16 then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

16 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains;

17 "Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

17 A man on the housetop must not come down to get things out of his house.

17 Anyone who's on the housetop must not come down to get what is in his house,

17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down and go into the house to take anything;

18 "Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.

18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

18 And a man in the field must not go back to get his clothes.

18 and anyone who's in the field must not turn back to get his coat.

18 And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his overcoat.

19 "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

19 Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days!

19 "How terrible it will be for women who are pregnant or who are nursing babies in those days!

19 And alas for the women who are pregnant and for those who have nursing babies in those days!

20 "But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

20 Pray that your escape may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.

20 Pray that it may not be in winter or on a Sabbath when you flee,

20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.

21 "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

21 For at that time there will be great tribulation, the kind that hasn't taken place from the beginning of the world until now and never will again!

21 because at that time there will be great suffering, the kind that hasn't happened from the beginning of the world until now and certainly won't ever happen again.

21 For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now -- "no, and never will be [again].

22 "Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

22 Unless those days were limited, no one would survive. But those days will be limited because of the elect.

22 If those days hadn't been limited, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be limited.

22 And if those days had not been shortened, no human being would endure and survive, but for the sake of the elect (God's chosen ones) those days will be shortened.

23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

23 "If anyone tells you then, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'Over here!' do not believe it!

23 "At that time, if anyone says to you, "Look! Here's the Messiah!' or "There he is!', don't believe it,

23 If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is! -- "do not believe it.

24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

24 False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

24 because false messiahs and false prophets will appear and display great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and they will show great signs and wonders so as to deceive and lead astray, if possible, even the elect (God's chosen ones).

25 "Behold, I have told you in advance.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

25 Take note: I have told you in advance.

25 Remember, I've told you this beforehand.

25 See, I have warned you beforehand.

26 "So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

26 So if they tell you, 'Look, he's in the wilderness!' don't go out; 'Look, he's in the inner rooms!' do not believe it.

26 So if they say to you, "Look! He's in the wilderness,' don't go out looking for him. And if they say, "Look! He's in the storeroom,' don't believe it,

26 So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness (desert) -- "do not go out there; if they tell you, Behold, He is in the secret places or inner rooms -- "do not believe it.

27 "For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

27 because just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

27 For just as the lightning flashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

28 "Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

28 Wherever the carcass is, there the vultures will gather.

28 Wherever there's a corpse, there the vultures will gather.

28 Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together.

The Arrival Of The Son Of Man

29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days: The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the celestial powers will be shaken.

29 "Immediately after the troubles of those days, "The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken loose.'

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not shed its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

30 "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

30 "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all "the tribes of the land will mourn' when they see "the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven' with power and great glory.

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn and beat their breasts and lament in anguish, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory [in brilliancy and splendor].

31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

31 He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

31 He'll send out his angels with a loud trumpet blast, and they'll gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another."

31 And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect (His chosen ones) from the four winds, [even] from one end of the universe to the other.

The Parable Of The Fig Tree

32 "Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.

32 "Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches become tender and it produces leaves, you know that summer is near.

32 From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near.

33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

33 In the same way, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near-at the door!

33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you'll know that the Son of Man is near, right at the door.

33 So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors.

34 "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

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

34 I assure you: This generation will certainly not pass away until all these things take place.

34 I tell all of you with certainty, this generation won't disappear until these things happen.

34 Truly I tell you, this generation ( the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place.

35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

35 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."

35 Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

The Unknown Day And Hour

36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

36 "Now concerning that day and hour no one knows-neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son -except the Father only.

36 "No one knows when that day or hour will come not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father,

36 But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

37 "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

37 As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

37 because just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.

37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

38 "For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

38 For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark.

38 In those days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark.

38 For just as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, [men] marrying and [women] being given in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah went into the ark,

39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

39 They didn't know until the flood came and swept them all away. So this is the way the coming of the Son of Man will be:

39 They were unaware of what was happening until the flood came and swept all of them away. That's how it will be when the Son of Man comes.

39 And they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away -- "so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

40 "Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one left.

40 At that time, two people will be in the field. One will be taken, and one will be left behind.

40 At that time two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

41 "Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and one left.

41 Two women will be grinding grain at the mill. One will be taken, and one will be left behind.

41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken and one will be left.

42 "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

42 Therefore be alert, since you don't know what day your Lord is coming.

42 "So keep on watching, because you don't know on what day your Lord is coming.

42 Watch therefore [ give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [ whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming.

43 "But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

43 But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into.

43 But be sure of this: if the owner of the house had known when during the night the thief would be coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.

43 But understand this: had the householder known in what [part of the night, whether in a night or a morning] watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be undermined and broken into.

44 "For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

44 This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

44 So you, too, must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you are not expecting."

44 You also must be ready therefore, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.

A Faithful Slave And An Unfaithful Slave

45 "Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

45 "Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time?

45 "Who, then, is the faithful and wise servant whom his master has put in charge of his household to give the others their food at the right time?

45 Who then is the faithful, thoughtful, and wise servant, whom his master has put in charge of his household to give to the others the food and supplies at the proper time?

46 "Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

46 That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded.

46 How blessed is that servant whom his master finds doing this when he comes!

46 Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is that servant whom, when his master comes, he will find so doing.

47 "Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

47 I assure you: He will put him in charge of all his possessions.

47 I tell all of you with certainty, he will put him in charge of all his property.

47 I solemnly declare to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

48 "But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,'

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

48 But if that wicked slave says in his heart, 'My master is delayed,'

48 "But if that wicked servant says to himself, "My master has been delayed,'

48 But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time,

49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards;

49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

49 and starts to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards,

49 and begins to beat his fellow servants and eat and drink with the drunks,

49 And begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken,

50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know,

50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

50 that slave's master will come on a day he does not expect and at an hour he does not know.

50 that servant's master will come on a day when he doesn't expect him and at an hour that he doesn't know.

50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour of which he is not aware,

51 and will cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 Then his master will punish him severely and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

51 And will punish him [ cut him up by scourging] and put him with the pretenders (hypocrites); there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.



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