Matthew 24:1

“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus went out, and departed from the temple, and his Disciples came to him, for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus went out of the Temple, and on the way his disciples came to him, pointing out the buildings of the Temple.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his disciples came to [him] to point out to him the buildings of the temple.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus had left the Temple and was going on His way, when His disciples came and called His attention to the Temple buildings.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus wente out of the temple; and his disciplis camen to hym, to schewe hym the bildyngis of the temple.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having gone forth, Jesus departed from the temple, and his disciples came near to show him the buildings of the temple,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:1


24:1 #Mark 13:1|; Luke 21:5.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:1


Mt 24:1 The Judgments on the Jewish Nation SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 24: The Temple to Be Utterly Destroyed. The Questions Asked on the Mount of Olives. Wars and Rumors of Wars Predicted. False Prophets and Christs. The Sign for Flight from Jerusalem. The Great Tribulation. How the Son of Man Shall Come. The Sun Darkened. The Coming of the Son of Man. This Generation. The Time of Christ's Coming Unknown. Injunction to Be Always in Readiness. And Jesus . . . departed from the temple. Immediately after the discourse in which he pronounced the woes upon the scribes and Pharisees, upon the temple and Jerusalem. This remarkable chapter is not one upon which commentators are agreed, and the conclusions that I have reached on the points of difference will not be found identical with those of any other writer. I believe, however, that they will be found harmonious with the Scripture. Compare Mr 13:1-37 Lu 21:5-36. His disciples came to [him] to shew him the buildings of the temple. He had just foreshadowed its destruction. With this in mind they point out its splendor, especially the amazing stones used in its construction. Compare Mr 13:1 Lu 21:5. The temple had been rebuilt in great splendor by Herod, and was not fully completed until about thirty years after the Savior's crucifixion.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • A disciple
    "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many." Matthew 24:5 When the disciples asked the Lord, What will be the sign of your coming? His response was simple and direct Don't be naive! Stay Awake! Don't let yourselves be foolishly misled by anyone and everyone who says, I'm a Christian! After that He goes on to describe the results of a world filled with impostors and hypocrites, ignorant and misguided, name only Christians. It will be just like it was in the days before the cataclysm: apostasy, worldliness, selfishness, consciences seared with a hot iron and scarred without feeling NO MORE HAVING ANY CARE TO KNOW THE TRUTH, QUIT SINNING, OR RECEIVE CORRECTION...eating and drinking and carrying on like the world will just go on for ever and no God influencing their lives! It will be the faithfulness and obedience of the true Elect that will provoke the wicked and the hypocrites to persecute us. Because of all these things, God will see no reason for letting the world continue and He will come!
  • Rev Gary Pitser
    I believe Matthew 24 and St Luke 21 are the same and both are talking about the Second
    Coming and not the Rapture of the Church.When they asked this question the Rapture
    was still a mystery Paul made it known after Christ was risen.
  • Daniel Jacobsen
    I believe that the Forerunner of this verse truly Isaiah chapter 40 verse 8.. Which states that the grass withers the flowers fade but the word of the Lord shall stand forever... But either way nothing changes the fact that the word of the Lord shall stand forever, Hallelujah!
  • A disciple
    "But know this, that if the GOODMAN of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up." The Archaic meaning of a Goodman is a Husband or House Manager, a manager of an estate, to till (the soil), to manage or use (resources, finances, etc) thriftily. We are under Charge to Manage Use and Keep His Property Wisely.
  • A disciple
    "For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." While the narrative in Gen.6 describes how God saw the world full of apostasy corruption and violence; the people couldn't care less!
  • Edward Palamar
    The sign v.30 of the Son of Man in Heaven is St. John the Baptist resurrected for ca. 61.5 years thusfar .

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