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

  • Bud
    A Taylor; Don't under stand your disbelief In Jesus Christ (notice capital letters) for it seems that you know about Him and His words. I will pray that He opens your eyes and heart to His word. Praise the LORD.
  • Anthony Taylor
    everything that jesus said is coming true, false prophets, lies upon lies, deceptions, strong hate for mankind,unbelief, even hate for jesus christ,MATTHEW 24:i am guilty, guilty for my unbelief in christ jesus,living in this, no believing in the new world order, living for the lust,the money,drugs,you name it,but truly not living for jesus christ, just bumping my gums, going along with everything
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Our Heavenly Abba Dads Holy Word always explains itself either in verse, context or where its been used before. Behold and look carefully at verse 29. Immediately after the tribulation of those days. Those days time frame is clearly future, why? The Kingdom of God a.k.a. Holy Spirit, Speaking in Tongues, Grace is still here yet, Zion must be Restored
  • Dominic
    Somebody told me that this was a "failed prophecy." Could someone please explain the context of these verses to me more? I noticed that the verses talked about what will happen before the rapture right? I would really appreciate better insight on this. Just been trying to research more into the Bible.
  • Kevin Koval
    Let's all turn to Jesus
  • Wayne
    Isn't it great! Jesus says v.35, Heaven and earth shall pass away! PRAISE THE LORD! COME LORD JESUS!

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