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

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    When the time frame in Gods Word is Rightly Divided you've got the Truth. The abomination of desolation is the Jewish Temple rebuilt. Gods Chosen Elect Zion being Baptized with the Living Fire of the Holy Spirit comes first if you look. When the time comes the true Holy Bride will be Gathered up along with the Holy Spirit {Tongues} and so shall we ever be with our Blessed Lord of Glory Amen.
  • Word
    Peace every person on earth will be worshipping antichrist which translates instead of Christ because the churches are not teaching Christians that Satan comes looking like the Lamb of God. If they would just read Daniel which tells us the vile one comes taking over the world in peace and flatteries. The locust army is a bunch of preachers coming with him and the world will just love their husband
  • Peace
    Keep clean, keep filled the oil of your lamp, keep doing business, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. He'll gather us ps. 18:9. His mercy will redeem us. No one knows when theif will come. So, be prepared the coming of Jesus. On that day some will left behind. Sinners, rich, powerfull, will be fled. Rev. 13:1 sinner will worship antichrist and cast into the lake of fire.
  • Anonymous
    I feel more bless by reading today's verse.
  • Jacqueline
    I think this scripture gives proof of who God really is because if we take a look at the word of God, you can't doubt it's truth for example: Jesus said in his name we are going to cast out demons Mark 16 vs 17 and conquer things like fear and diseases and we've seen concrete physical proof of this word come alive. So to sum it all up, the word of Jesus about him being Almighty and king forever and the promise of the saints that they will rule as kings forever in eternity can be trusted too based on the above stated example.
  • MockingBird
    The word of the Lord will stand in the last day : The word will always be ! The word made the heaven and earth and all that therein is : The word formed man out of the dust of the ground : It is man that has messed up God's handy work !!! Because man rebelled against the WORD of the LORD !!!! God IS GOD !!! Soon all will stand before Him !!!

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