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

  • Wayne
    Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father thru Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to that , I like the way you put it
  • Lilian
    The Sheep who follow the Shepherd will know his voice. Many of us who are called but only few are chosen. We are already saved and pardoned by the blood of Jesus . Our job now is to worship and praise Jesus Faith comes only by hearing the word of God without seeking God and his words its impossible to please God. We must be BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT EVERY MOMENT OF OUR LIFE JESUS IS FAITHFUL,HE LUVs us
  • J
    " For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 5:13-21
  • Peter okoko
    Thanks for the interpretation of the word "Christ". The rate of false Christ today in the world has make me wonder what would become of Christendom in the nearer future. I pray God open our eye to see and discern them. Thanks
  • Halina
    Yes they have. Buddsh, Mohamed. And of course the Pope. Yes they have deceived many. They have the most passionate followers of cruel laws and works. The yoke of the Lord is light, so Christians who are lazy take advantage and are lukewarm.

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