Matthew 24:27

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the lightening commeth out of the East, and shineth euen vnto the West: so shall also the coming of the Sonne of man be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because as in a thunderstorm the bright light coming from the east is seen even in the west; so will be the coming of the Son of man.
- Basic English Bible

For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
- Darby Bible

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
- Webster's Bible

For just as the lightning flashes in the east and is seen to the very west, so will be the Coming of the Son of Man.
- Weymouth Bible

For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
- World English Bible

For as leit goith out fro the eest, and apperith in to the weste, so schal be also the coming of mannus sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:27


24:27 For as the lightning goeth forth - For the next coming of Christ will he as quick as lightning; so that there will not be time for any such previous warning.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:27


Mt 24:27 For as the lightning. There will be no doubt about Christ's coming when he does come, no discussion, no need that any one shall tell it. It will be manifest as the flash of lightning across the sky. There can be no mistake. Such language shows how much those err who claim that his coming was at the destruction of Jerusalem.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Burris
    Great is Our God and worthy to be Praised so true of the scripture let's touch and agree before 2015 goes out to spread this word to All we meet and let them here the Truth that OUR LORD IS COMING BACK SI WE ALL MUST GET READY !!' HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ALL LOVE
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    V.8; All these things are the beginning of sorrows. The theme of v.24 is when he will be coming; a time that no one knows, and what people will see, and natural things that will happen, earthquakes, famine, wars, people leaving their homes with nothing. V.28 is simply what is says, the context is not that the carcase is symbolic of Christ's body. The chapter does not guide us to think it is
  • Shirley
    An answer to Billspiro's question concerning v.28 "For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." The carcase has to be Jesus Christ because Jesus said we are to eat of His body and drink of His blood. This must be a symbolic figure of the burnt offering that Christ makes for us on the Cross. Rev 1:5 . We are caught up to meet Him the clouds before the Wrath of God is released upon the earth. In other words, this passage is marking the coming of our Lord. "...Immediately After the Tribulation...the sun shall be darkened... v29 ..."And they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds...And HE shall gather HIS Elect..." So the Lord is in the Clouds and we are gathered to meet Him there. See Acts 1:11, we are told the Christ will return in the clouds. The next time Christ is mentioned coming in the clouds is Rev. 1:7, which parallels Matthew 24:30. We will be with HIM there b c we are the ones to accepted HIS Carcase as a sacrifice.
  • Lu2677
    Ann, I posted correction for my comment, hell was prepared for the devil.
    Read Luke 12:4-5. This is Jesus warning, do you not believe him? He says he sends people to hell. Jeremiah 10:23 "O Lord I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his path." Does this tell us we do not have free will? There are many more verse for this.
  • Ann
    God sends no one to hell they send themselves God gives us free will he doesn't
    Force himself on anyone.
  • Lu2677
    Correction; Matthew 25:41; hell prepared for the devil and his angels. Yet God sends man there too.

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