Matthew Chapter 24 (1611 Bible)
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And Iesus went out, and departed from the temple, and his Disciples came to him, for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
And Iesus said vnto them, See yee not all these things? Uerily I say vnto you, there shall not be left heere one stone vpon another, that shall not be throwen downe.
¶ And as he sate vpon the mount of Oliues, the Disciples came vnto him priuately, saying, Tell vs, when shall these things be? And what shall be the signe of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Take heed that no man deceiue you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceiue many.
And yee shall heare of warres, and rumors of warres: See that yee be not troubled: for all these things must come to passe, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdome against kingdome, and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diuers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrowes.
Then shall they deliuer you vp to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and yee shall bee hated of all nations for my names sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false Prophets shall rise, and shall deceiue many.
And because iniquitie shal abound, the loue of many shall waxe cold.
But he that shall endure vnto the end, the same shall be saued.
And this Gospell of the kingdome shall be preached in all the world, for a witnesse vnto al nations, and then shall the end come.
When yee therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place, (who so readeth, let him vnderstand.)
Then let them which be in Iudea, flee into the mountaines.
Let him which is on the house top, not come downe, to take any thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field, returne backe to take his clothes.
And woe vnto them that are with child, and to them that giue sucke in those dayes.
But pray yee that your flight bee not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor euer shall be.
And except those dayes should be shortned, there should no flesh be saued: but for the elects sake, those dayes shall be shortned.
Then if any man shall say vnto you, Loe, heere is Christ, or there: beleeue it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shal shew great signes and wonders: insomuch that (if it were possible,) they shall deceiue the very elect.
Behold, I haue told you before.
Wherefore, if they shall say vnto you, Behold, he is in the desert, goe not foorth: Behold, he is in the secret chambers, beleeue it not.
For as the lightening commeth out of the East, and shineth euen vnto the West: so shall also the coming of the Sonne of man be.
For wheresoeuer the carkeise is, there will the Eagles bee gathered together.
¶ Immediately after the tribulation of those dayes, shall the Sunne be darkned, and the Moone shall not giue her light, and the starres shall fall from heauen, and the powers of the heauens shall be shaken.
And then shall appeare the signe of the Sonne of man in heauen: and then shall all the Tribes of the earth mourne, and they shall see the Sonne of man coming in the clouds of heauen, with power and great glory.
And hee shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the foure windes, from one end of heauen to the other.
Now learne a parable of the figtree: when his branch is yet tender, and putteth foorth leaues, yee know that Summer is nigh:
So likewise yee, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is neere, euen at the doores.
Uerely I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heauen and earth shall passe away, but my wordes shall not passe away.
¶ But of that day and houre knoweth no man, no, not the Angels of heauen, but my Father onely.
But as the dayes of Noe were, so shall also the comming of the Sonne of man be.
For as in the dayes that were before the Flood, they were eating, and drinking, marrying, and giuing in mariage, vntill the day that Noe entred into the Arke,
And knew not vntill the Flood came, and tooke them all away: so shall also the comming of the Sonne of man be.
Then shall two be in the field, the one shalbe taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill: the one shall be taken, and the other left.
¶ Watch therfore, for ye know not what houre your Lord doth come.
But know this, that if the good man of the house had knowen in what watch the thiefe would come, he would haue watched, and would not haue suffered his house to be broken vp.
Therefore be yee also ready: for in such an houre as you thinke not, the sonne of man commeth.
Who then is a faithfull and wise seruant, whom his Lord hath made ruler ouer his houshold, to giue them meat in due season?
Blessed is that seruant, whome his Lord when he commeth, shall finde so doing.
Uerely I say vnto you, that hee shal make him ruler ouer all his goods.
But and if that euill seruant shal say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his comming,
And shall begin to smite his fellow seruants, and to eate and drinke with the drunken:
The Lord of that seruant shall come in a day when hee looketh not for him, and in an houre that hee is not ware of:
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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Ken's Matthew Chapter 24 comment on 11/25/2014, 5:18pm...
This seems to be two different passages put together as one but definitely speaks of a literal rapture.
Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Matthew Chapter 24 comment on 11/16/2014, 1:33am...
Hello Denise This scripture is only talking about the rapture. If you read from verse 34 to 44 it explains a little more about what will take place. God is not going to entrust anyone with this knowledge. He wants us to watch, pray, stay vigilante and get saved. He wants the true saved Christian to continue to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. He wants us to continue to tell people about Acts 2 38.
Denise's Matthew Chapter 24 comment about verse 36 on 11/15/2014, 2:20pm...
Could this also bear witness to mans life on earth? I understand accidents happen, yet could this Scripture also be referenced to a persons untimely death?
Pawan Upadhyay's Matthew Chapter 24 comment on 11/10/2014, 12:19pm...
Second coming of Jesus Christ will be as rebirth.
Terry's Matthew Chapter 24 comment about verse 28 on 11/10/2014, 11:39am...
Wherever there is a dead body,there the journalists or reporters eagles will gather, and all of us see it nearly everyday, simultaneously through Global Telecommunications like a lightning flash illuminating the entire sky . Not the "one on one " personal situations of Jesus 's age.
Bill's Matthew Chapter 24 comment about verse 32 on 11/10/2014, 2:40am...
The fig tree is a symbol of Israel s prosperity as a nation. In the case of the withered fig tree Matthew 21 19 , it pictures a nation living in blindness and unbelief, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in Rom. 11 25 . Indeed, from the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, the nation has also been scattered and not in possession of the land until very recently. However, the parable of the fig tree in Matt. 24 32 35 shows an entirely different tree, one having tender branches and leaves beginning to bud, a reference to the nation beginning to prosper again. Jesus uses this as a sign, of sorts, to signify that all these things are near, even at the doors. When we see this sign, we are to know that summer is nigh. Summer is the time when figs bear fruit. Notice carefully the language. When we see the tree starting to bloom, we are to know that summer harvest is near, but not actually here yet. In the context of Israel and the end times, summer must be the millennial kingdom, when the nation is again thriving in the land. That will not happen again until after the return of Christ. Cr. James Hollandsworth
Bill's Matthew Chapter 24 comment about verse 43 on 11/10/2014, 2:09am...
Jesus wants His children to be ready for the rapture, and not to be caught by surprise, like those who are unsaved. His admonition to Christians is emphatic watch for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come 24 42 . He warns His disciples in vs. 43 44 of the possibility of living in unfaithfulness, resulting in shock and surprise at the rapture, experiencing the Son of man s coming in the clouds as a thief arriving in the night. Faithful servants are not taken by surprise. While they don t know the hour, they are ready for the rapture, regardless. Cr. James Hollandsworth Thief in the Night Rapture or Second Coming
Pawan Upadhyay's Matthew Chapter 24 comment on 11/09/2014, 10:55pm...
When soul departs from the body in the name of Jesus Christ.Jesus Christ receives good souls himself.
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