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

  • Eric
    Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Read whole chapter See verse in context That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
  • Word
    Norm 1 coming, then he goes into examples of what it will be like. Christ is only coming once and when the earth is burned off of all evil he will set up His Kingdom and those examples of people that are caught having a good time with instead of Christ, antichrist who were doing the things like in the day of Noah and were worshipping their husband saying they are a widow no longer is what is said.
  • Norm
    There are TWO separate comings of the Son of man in Matthew 24. You see the obvious Coming of verse 30, including the Sign, which proceeds GOD'S wrath, or, Great tribulation of destruction and desolation when all will die shameful deaths. You also see the Coming of verses 37 through 47 which precedes GOD'S wrath as the disobedient are still living life business-as-usual and planning futures. Contrary to popular deception, the LORD does not delay His salvation and will Save those who love Him prior to His wrath. JESUS IS THE SAVIOUR. Pray in CHRIST JESUS asking Him to SAVE you from the wrath to come.
  • Norm
    One must be blessed with the Holy Spirit of CHRIST to understand scripture. There is no other way or method or else the enemy would understand the mystery. The body of CHRIST, the obedient who sincerely believe that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is SAVIOUR, will be Saved from the wrath of Great tribulation. The disobedient, those who do not believe that JESUS SAVES, will not be Saved but will die in the wrath of Great tribulation. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
  • Mike
    Amen No exact date or hour will be known Do Not be ignorant brethren about what the rest of the Bible says about this event 2 THESS. CHAPTER 2 THE SON OF PERDITION ANTICHRIST MUST BE REVEALED FIRST REIGN ON THIS EARTH AND MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS FOR 42 MONTHS REV. CHP.13 THIS IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION WHICH THE LORD WILL COME AFTER ACCORDING TO MATT. 24 VERSE 29 ALL THIS MUST COME TO PASS BEFORE THE FIRST RESSURECTION REV. 20 VERSE 4-6 LET SCRIPTURE INTERPRET SCRIPTURE AND DO NOT BE CHILDREN OF DARKNESS THAT THAT DAY SHOULD OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF 1 THESS. 5 V.4
  • MockingBird
    I can tell you exactly when the coming of the Lord is , and I can back it with scripture : Matt 24 :44 Be ye also ready : When you think not !! You have an appointment and I have a appointment : To the best of my ability ,I will be ready !!!

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