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

  • Arlene camacho
    I believe that we are not far as u see the world are getting soo bad that Jesus has to come soon and the prophesies of the word is being fulfilled
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    When the time frame in Gods Word is Rightly Divided you've got the Truth. The abomination of desolation is the Jewish Temple rebuilt. Gods Chosen Elect Zion being Baptized with the Living Fire of the Holy Spirit comes first if you look. When the time comes the true Holy Bride will be Gathered up along with the Holy Spirit {Tongues} and so shall we ever be with our Blessed Lord of Glory Amen.
  • Word
    Peace every person on earth will be worshipping antichrist which translates instead of Christ because the churches are not teaching Christians that Satan comes looking like the Lamb of God. If they would just read Daniel which tells us the vile one comes taking over the world in peace and flatteries. The locust army is a bunch of preachers coming with him and the world will just love their husband
  • Peace
    Keep clean, keep filled the oil of your lamp, keep doing business, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. He'll gather us ps. 18:9. His mercy will redeem us. No one knows when theif will come. So, be prepared the coming of Jesus. On that day some will left behind. Sinners, rich, powerfull, will be fled. Rev. 13:1 sinner will worship antichrist and cast into the lake of fire.
  • Anonymous
    I feel more bless by reading today's verse.
  • Jacqueline
    I think this scripture gives proof of who God really is because if we take a look at the word of God, you can't doubt it's truth for example: Jesus said in his name we are going to cast out demons Mark 16 vs 17 and conquer things like fear and diseases and we've seen concrete physical proof of this word come alive. So to sum it all up, the word of Jesus about him being Almighty and king forever and the promise of the saints that they will rule as kings forever in eternity can be trusted too based on the above stated example.