Matthew 24:5

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceiue many.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For people will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and a number will be turned from the true way through them.
- Basic English Bible

For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.
- Darby Bible

For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and will deceive many.
- Webster's Bible

for many will come assuming my name and saying `I am the Christ;' and they will mislead many.
- Weymouth Bible

For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray.
- World English Bible

For many schulen come in my name, and schulen seie, Y am Crist; and thei schulen disseyue manye.
- Wycliffe Bible

for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:5

24:5 Many shall come in my name - First, false Christs, next, false prophets, #Mt 24:11|. At length, both together, #Mt 24:24|. And indeed never did so many impostors appear in the world as a few years before the destruction of Jerusalem; undoubtedly because that was the time wherein the Jews in general expected the Messiah.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:5

Mt 24:5 Come in my name. As the Messiah. We learn from Josephus that enthusiasts did come about the time of the end of Jerusalem, claiming to be sent of God. Bar-cocheba, "the son of the star", appeared in A.D. 120. From time to time other deceivers have appeared.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Wayne
    Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father thru Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to that , I like the way you put it
  • J
    " For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 5:13-21
  • Peter okoko
    Thanks for the interpretation of the word "Christ". The rate of false Christ today in the world has make me wonder what would become of Christendom in the nearer future. I pray God open our eye to see and discern them. Thanks
  • Halina
    Yes they have. Buddsh, Mohamed. And of course the Pope. Yes they have deceived many. They have the most passionate followers of cruel laws and works. The yoke of the Lord is light, so Christians who are lazy take advantage and are lukewarm.
  • Cassandra Waters
    I consider myself to be a true believer. The Word tells us that many will come in Jesus name, proclaiming to be the Anointed one, so be careful don't be deceived. But it also says in John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. The only way to know that your truly being fed by an anointed Pastor, teacher, Prophet, etc... you have to walk in the Spirit. Ever man is given his own measure of faith. You have to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling of the Lord. Honestly, when your seeking God and His truths, He will lead a guide you every step of the way. When in doubt about the teachers of the Gospel, ask God to give you the Spirit of discernment and watch Him reveal, or expose things, and people. Be encouraged!