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

  • Norm
    The spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is now alive in the flesh is a liar as EVERY spirit KNOWS this very day that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE IN THE FLESH! This is a deceiver and an antichrist as it has been made to know yet it does lie! GOD made all to know the truth yet many hold the truth in unrighteousness this very day showing themselves to be antichrists.
  • Bruce
    1Thessalonians 4:16-18: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel,and with the Trump of God: and the dead inChrist shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:and so will we ever be with the Lord.-- Comfort one another with these words.(rapture,fly away,float)
  • Matt
    The abomination of desolation is Satan: the antichrist. Those who believe they will be 'raptured' are 'with child and give suck'. In other words, they are spiritually impregnated with Satan's lies. The flood is symbolic of lies from Satan and his ministers. The ones left in the field were obedient to Christ; the ones taken were deceived by the lies. The Real Christ returns after Satan (2nd Thess.)
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER -------ROMANS 12:13 DISTRIBUTING TO THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY
  • Bruce
    Neil: Never been to a church in Canada. Here in the United States most churches are dead or dying. They're looking good,just like a real church. Feeding,clothing, helping with housing and bills, preaching the word of God but without the spirit:Called John 6:44, forgiving 1John1:9, Baptized with the Spirit and Fire Matthew 3:11,You will "know" 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know!
  • Neil , in Canada
    Question....how many men have claimed to be the Messiah?....is it possible that the present liberal churches ,that still claim Jesus as messiah , have deceived their followers with their liberal agenda?

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