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

  • 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!
  • Word
    Lilian I see that you think you will rapture so I say this no one is going anywhere until we are all changed in spiritual bodies so if a false Christ comes while your in the flesh and your whole church follows after him don't go just wait for the true Christ. When the false messiah antichrist gets here you will have two and a half months to wait and then hail stones car size hits earth with fire.
  • TheTruth
    Matthew 24:32-44 Lets not be afraid of what we see or hear if we read are bible we know the time is upon us lets not be afraid but joyful for those in GOD we trust the Son of Man is coming real soon lets be in joy be happy spread the word about Jesus Christ!! Romans 13:11. Keep on praying keep his commandments remain true to him he will be with you.