Matthew 24:22

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And except those dayes should be shortned, there should no flesh be saued: but for the elects sake, those dayes shall be shortned.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if those days had not been made short there would have been no salvation for any, but because of the saints those days will be made short.
- Basic English Bible

and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short.
- Darby Bible

And except those days should be shortened, there would no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
- Webster's Bible

And if those days had not been cut short, no one would escape; but for the sake of God's own People those days will be cut short.
- Weymouth Bible

Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.
- World English Bible

And but tho daies hadden be abreggide, ech flesch schulde not be maad saaf; but tho daies schulen be maad schort, for the chosun men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:22


24:22 And unless those days were shortened - By the taking of Jerusalem sooner than could be expected: No flesh would be saved - The whole nation would be destroyed. But for the elect's sake - That is, for the sake of the Christians.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:22


Mt 24:22 There should no flesh be saved. If such awful work should continue, it would exterminate the human race. For the elect's sake. On their account, because there is salt to save the earth, and end shall be put to the awful work of death. The "elect" are the believers in Christ (Ro 11:5-7).

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • PraiseGodAlmighty
    Heaven and earth shall pass away just like the King James says. Thanking the Father for sending His son Jesus amen.
  • Librarygal143
    That is the Truth! Thank you God!
  • Lilian
    Mountains and Earth shall pass away but God's words will stay. Jesus words will not return to him void. Lets prepare ourselves for the second coming of Jesus and praise him and worship him for he is worthy. If you will be found in the church serving Jesus you will be saved Jesus will come to take back his church as a bride in heaven amen
  • Bruce
    Mike:Read Mark13:32. The Son of God doesn't know. I know that nobody on earth knows. Has The Father Tugged on your Heart: John 6:44. Ask Forgiveness, you will be Washed by His Blood: Revelation 1:5. He will Baptist you with The Holy Ghost: Mark 1:8. You will be Changed, all things will be New: 2Corinthians 5:17.
  • Mike
    I can tell you the exact day and hour the messiah will return. Three and a half days after the two witnesses are killed. The part that confuses most people is the fact that there are 2 resurrections. The first occurs after the 2 witnesses are killed but after the 1000 year millennium and satan becomes loosened after a little season this is the day and hour no man knows or the second resurrection..
  • James Peprah
    The prophectic message at Revelation 12 links what Jesus Christ said in Matthew.

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