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

  • Norm
    The spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is now alive in the flesh is a liar as EVERY spirit KNOWS this very day that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE IN THE FLESH! This is a deceiver and an antichrist as it has been made to know yet it does lie! GOD made all to know the truth yet many hold the truth in unrighteousness this very day showing themselves to be antichrists.
  • Bruce
    1Thessalonians 4:16-18: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel,and with the Trump of God: and the dead inChrist shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:and so will we ever be with the Lord.-- Comfort one another with these words.(rapture,fly away,float)
  • Matt
    The abomination of desolation is Satan: the antichrist. Those who believe they will be 'raptured' are 'with child and give suck'. In other words, they are spiritually impregnated with Satan's lies. The flood is symbolic of lies from Satan and his ministers. The ones left in the field were obedient to Christ; the ones taken were deceived by the lies. The Real Christ returns after Satan (2nd Thess.)
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER -------ROMANS 12:13 DISTRIBUTING TO THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY
  • Bruce
    Neil: Never been to a church in Canada. Here in the United States most churches are dead or dying. They're looking good,just like a real church. Feeding,clothing, helping with housing and bills, preaching the word of God but without the spirit:Called John 6:44, forgiving 1John1:9, Baptized with the Spirit and Fire Matthew 3:11,You will "know" 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know!
  • Neil , in Canada
    Question....how many men have claimed to be the Messiah?....is it possible that the present liberal churches ,that still claim Jesus as messiah , have deceived their followers with their liberal agenda?