Matthew 24:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor euer shall be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because in those days there will be great sorrow, such as there has not been from the start of the world till now, or ever will be.
- Basic English Bible

for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not been from [the] beginning of [the] world until now, nor ever shall be;
- Darby Bible

For then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
- Webster's Bible

for it will be a time of great suffering, such as never has been from the beginning of the world till now, and assuredly never will be again.
- Weymouth Bible

for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.
- World English Bible

For thanne schal be greet tribulacioun, what maner `was not fro the bigynnyng of the world to now, nether schal be maad.
- Wycliffe Bible

for there shall be then great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world till now, no, nor may be.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:21


24:21 Then shall be great tribulation - Have not many things spoken in the chapter, as well as in #Mark 13:14 |&c., Luke 21:21 &c. a farther and much more extensive meaning than has been yet fulfilled?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:21


Mt 24:21 Great tribulation. The account given by Josephus, the Jewish historian who witnessed and recorded the war, is almost an echo of the predictions of Christ. Women ate their own children from starvation; the Jews within the city fought each other as well as the Roman army; on August 10, A.D. 70, the city was stormed and there was a universal massacre; 1,100,00 persons perished, and 100,000 survivors were sold into slavery.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Eric
    Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Read whole chapter See verse in context That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
  • Word
    Norm 1 coming, then he goes into examples of what it will be like. Christ is only coming once and when the earth is burned off of all evil he will set up His Kingdom and those examples of people that are caught having a good time with instead of Christ, antichrist who were doing the things like in the day of Noah and were worshipping their husband saying they are a widow no longer is what is said.
  • Norm
    There are TWO separate comings of the Son of man in Matthew 24. You see the obvious Coming of verse 30, including the Sign, which proceeds GOD'S wrath, or, Great tribulation of destruction and desolation when all will die shameful deaths. You also see the Coming of verses 37 through 47 which precedes GOD'S wrath as the disobedient are still living life business-as-usual and planning futures. Contrary to popular deception, the LORD does not delay His salvation and will Save those who love Him prior to His wrath. JESUS IS THE SAVIOUR. Pray in CHRIST JESUS asking Him to SAVE you from the wrath to come.
  • Norm
    One must be blessed with the Holy Spirit of CHRIST to understand scripture. There is no other way or method or else the enemy would understand the mystery. The body of CHRIST, the obedient who sincerely believe that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is SAVIOUR, will be Saved from the wrath of Great tribulation. The disobedient, those who do not believe that JESUS SAVES, will not be Saved but will die in the wrath of Great tribulation. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
  • Mike
    Amen No exact date or hour will be known Do Not be ignorant brethren about what the rest of the Bible says about this event 2 THESS. CHAPTER 2 THE SON OF PERDITION ANTICHRIST MUST BE REVEALED FIRST REIGN ON THIS EARTH AND MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS FOR 42 MONTHS REV. CHP.13 THIS IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION WHICH THE LORD WILL COME AFTER ACCORDING TO MATT. 24 VERSE 29 ALL THIS MUST COME TO PASS BEFORE THE FIRST RESSURECTION REV. 20 VERSE 4-6 LET SCRIPTURE INTERPRET SCRIPTURE AND DO NOT BE CHILDREN OF DARKNESS THAT THAT DAY SHOULD OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF 1 THESS. 5 V.4
  • MockingBird
    I can tell you exactly when the coming of the Lord is , and I can back it with scripture : Matt 24 :44 Be ye also ready : When you think not !! You have an appointment and I have a appointment : To the best of my ability ,I will be ready !!!

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