Matthew 24:22

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And except those dayes should be shortned, there should no flesh be saued: but for the elects sake, those dayes shall be shortned.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if those days had not been made short there would have been no salvation for any, but because of the saints those days will be made short.
- Basic English Bible

and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short.
- Darby Bible

And except those days should be shortened, there would no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
- Webster's Bible

And if those days had not been cut short, no one would escape; but for the sake of God's own People those days will be cut short.
- Weymouth Bible

Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.
- World English Bible

And but tho daies hadden be abreggide, ech flesch schulde not be maad saaf; but tho daies schulen be maad schort, for the chosun men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:22


24:22 And unless those days were shortened - By the taking of Jerusalem sooner than could be expected: No flesh would be saved - The whole nation would be destroyed. But for the elect's sake - That is, for the sake of the Christians.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:22


Mt 24:22 There should no flesh be saved. If such awful work should continue, it would exterminate the human race. For the elect's sake. On their account, because there is salt to save the earth, and end shall be put to the awful work of death. The "elect" are the believers in Christ (Ro 11:5-7).

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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