Matthew 24:31

“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee shall send his Angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his Elect from the foure windes, from one end of heauen to the other.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he will send out his angels with a great sound of a horn, and they will get his saints together from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
- Basic English Bible

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from [the one] extremity of [the] heavens to [the other] extremity of them.
- Darby Bible

And he will send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
- Webster's Bible

And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet-blast, and they will bring together His own People to Him from north, south, east and west--from one extremity of the world to the other.
- Weymouth Bible

He will send out his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
- World English Bible

And he schal sende hise aungels with a trumpe, and a greet vois; and thei schulen gedere hise chosun fro foure wyndis, fro the hiyest thingis of heuenes to the endis of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he shall send his messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens unto the ends thereof.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:31


24:31 They shall gather together his elect - That is, all that have endured to the end in the faith which worketh by love.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:31


Mt 24:31 With a great sound of a trumpet. Compare 1Th 4:16. Shall gather together his elect. Before the judgment on the world. The believers will be in all countries, mingled with the population of earth, and then shall be separated. Four winds. The four quarters of the earth.

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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