Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

And if the Lord had not kept those days as short as they were, no one would have been saved [i.e., from the devastating destruction]. But for the sake of the elect [i.e., God's people], whom He chose, He kept those days short.

New American Standard Bible

Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

King James Version

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Holman Bible

Unless the Lord limited those days, no one would survive. But He limited those days because of the elect, whom He chose.

International Standard Version

If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has shortened those days.

A Conservative Version

And unless the Lord cut short the days, no flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, whom he chose, he cut short the days.

American Standard Version

And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Amplified

And if the Lord had not shortened the days, no human life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose [for Himself], He shortened the days.

Anderson New Testament

And unless the Lord had made those days few, no flesh could be saved: but for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen, he has made those days few.

Bible in Basic English

And if the Lord had not made the time short, no flesh would have been kept from destruction; but because of the saints he has made the time short.

Common New Testament

And if the Lord had not shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Daniel Mace New Testament

so that if the Lord should suffer it to last, no man could escape: but he will not suffer the time to last long, out of regard to his elect.

Darby Translation

and if the Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has chosen, he has cut short those days.

Godbey New Testament

And unless the Lord shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Goodspeed New Testament

If the Lord had not cut those days short, nobody would have escaped, but for the sake of his own chosen people he has cut the days short.

John Wesley New Testament

And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.

Julia Smith Translation

And except the Lord shortened the days, no flesh should be saved: but for the chosen whom he chose, he shortened the days.

King James 2000

And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And if the Lord had not shortened the days, {no human being would be saved}. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he has shortened the days.

Modern King James verseion

And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect's sake, whom He has chosen, He has shortened the days.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And except that the Lord had should shorten those days, no man should be saved. But for the elects' sake, which he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.

Moffatt New Testament

Had not the Lord cut short those days, not a soul would be saved alive; but he has cut them short for the sake of the elect whom he has chosen.

Montgomery New Testament

And had not the Lord cut short those days, not a single person would escape; but for the elect's sake whom he has chosen, he has cut them short.

NET Bible

And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the elect, whom he chose, he has cut them short.

New Heart English Bible

Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.

Noyes New Testament

And if the Lord had not shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen whom he chose, he shortened the days.

Sawyer New Testament

And unless the Lord had shortened those days no flesh would be saved; but for the elects' sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

The Emphasized Bible

And, save that the Lord hath shortened the days, no flesh should be saved; but, for the sake of the chosen of whom he hath made choice, he hath shortened the days.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been preserved: but for the sake of those elect, whom he hath elected, he hath shortened the days.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And, had not the Lord put a limit to those days, not a single soul would escape; but, for the sake of God's own chosen People, he did limit them.

Webster

And except the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Weymouth New Testament

and but for the fact that the Lord has cut short those days, no one would escape; but for the sake of His own People whom He has chosen for Himself He has cut short the days.

Williams New Testament

If the Lord had not cut those days short, nobody would have escaped, but for the sake of the people chosen as His own He has cut them short.

World English Bible

Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.

Worrell New Testament

And, unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would have been saved; but, for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Worsley New Testament

And if the Lord did not shorten those days, none could escape: but for the sake of the elect, whom He hath chosen, He hath shortened those days.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if the Lord did not shorten the days, no flesh had been saved; but because of the chosen, whom He did choose to Himself, He did shorten the days.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

that the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

κολοβόω 
Koloboo 
Usage: 0

ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

no
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

for
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ἐκλεκτός 
Eklektos 
Usage: 14

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

κολοβόω 
Koloboo 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Abomination Of Desolation

19 There will be great trouble during those days, such as had never been from the beginning of God's creation until the present, or even will be [in the days to come]. 20 And if the Lord had not kept those days as short as they were, no one would have been saved [i.e., from the devastating destruction]. But for the sake of the elect [i.e., God's people], whom He chose, He kept those days short. 21 And then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is Christ,' or 'Look, there He is,' do not believe him.


Cross References

Matthew 24:22

And if those days had not been as short as they were no one would have been saved [i.e., from the devastating destruction]. But for the sake of the elect [i.e., God's people], those days will be short.

Romans 11:5-7

So, now also, there is a small minority which has been selected by God's unearned favor [i.e., to be saved].

Romans 11:23-24

And these Jews also will be grafted [back] in [to the olive tree] if they do not continue in their lack of faith [in Christ], because God is able to graft them back in again.

Romans 11:28-32

Now in response to the [proclamation of the] good news [about Christ], the Jews became [God's] enemies for the sake of you [Gentiles]. But concerning [God's] select people, these Jews became [God's] dearly loved ones for the sake of their forefathers [i.e, who believed God's promises regarding their descendants].

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