Matthew 24:21

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor euer shall be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because in those days there will be great sorrow, such as there has not been from the start of the world till now, or ever will be.
- Basic English Bible

for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not been from [the] beginning of [the] world until now, nor ever shall be;
- Darby Bible

For then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
- Webster's Bible

for it will be a time of great suffering, such as never has been from the beginning of the world till now, and assuredly never will be again.
- Weymouth Bible

for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be.
- World English Bible

For thanne schal be greet tribulacioun, what maner `was not fro the bigynnyng of the world to now, nether schal be maad.
- Wycliffe Bible

for there shall be then great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world till now, no, nor may be.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:21


24:21 Then shall be great tribulation - Have not many things spoken in the chapter, as well as in #Mark 13:14 |&c., Luke 21:21 &c. a farther and much more extensive meaning than has been yet fulfilled?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:21


Mt 24:21 Great tribulation. The account given by Josephus, the Jewish historian who witnessed and recorded the war, is almost an echo of the predictions of Christ. Women ate their own children from starvation; the Jews within the city fought each other as well as the Roman army; on August 10, A.D. 70, the city was stormed and there was a universal massacre; 1,100,00 persons perished, and 100,000 survivors were sold into slavery.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Irene123
    I just now NOTICED Matt. 1:1 - "And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; ... "; this was the last time He was in the temple. The word 'departed' says to me He could do no more for His unbelieving people. He had the disciples and those many they had converted, but so many He could not reach. This was the beginning of His 'time' - for our salvation. It's sad; makes me want to weep.
  • Lu2677
    Please don't mistake;Eph.2:8 By grace ye are save through faith, gift from God. But the angels did "seal" them, nonetheless;Rev.7:2-3
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123 Re;Rev.7:14,you said we cannot know how the saints are saved during the great tribulation.If you read Rev.7:2and 3 it says the angels sealed them, and that saved them.They were the 12 tribes. It would help you if you would read the whole chapter, or at least read the verse in context.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 24:1-14, speaks of what is going on now, and has been going on for a lo-ong time. This is 'sporadic' and mild tribulation - compared to the all at once world-wide tribulation when the anti-Christ will rule. Because of Rev. 7:14 we know there will be GREAT trib. saints. How - we aren't to know at this time; that's God's business. BUT - they won't be saints that are left behind at the Rapture.
  • Irene123
    You have to read the Bible IN CONTEXT - and with common sense. You have to 'agree' with God's word. The word 'taken', and God's word (not man's imagination) means - raptured.
  • Duncan
    Vs.40,41 both state one taken, other left. In English language (even then), taken also means fooled,(off to Antichrist, Trump 6). Left, (or left standing, Trump 7) wearing Gospel armor, v 13 says he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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