Matthew 24:24

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shal shew great signes and wonders: insomuch that (if it were possible,) they shall deceiue the very elect.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there will come up false Christs, and false prophets, who will do great signs and wonders; so that if possible even the saints might be tricked.
- Basic English Bible

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
- Darby Bible

For false Christs will arise, and false prophets, and will show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they would deceive the very elect.
- Webster's Bible

For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets, displaying wonderful signs and prodigies, so as to deceive, were it possible, even God's own People.
- Weymouth Bible

For there will arise false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.
- World English Bible

For false Cristis and false prophetis schulen rise, and thei schulen yyue grete tokenes and wondrys; so that also the chosun be led in to erroure, if it may be done.
- Wycliffe Bible

for there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and they shall give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, also the chosen.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:24


24:24 They would deceive, if possible, the very elect - But it is not possible that God should suffer the body of Christians to be thus deceived.


Discussion for Matthew 24:24

  • John Higgins for verse 24
    the phrase: "if it were possible" was said be Jesus....so there is something to it, yet in His situation it was not possible. by talking about the Elect....we need to define elect: then we need to see the purpose in adding that clause "if it were possible".....it is either possible or it is not possible. one thought track leads to God will not hinder one of the elect from being tric-ked. The other thought track would be it is impossible for the elect to be tric-ked. The implications lead either to there is no safety in being an elect, that even the most devout in Christ can fall. OR, that God has put a seal on the elect that they cannot fall.... which brings us right back to once truly saved, always saved, and chosen from BEFORE the world was formed Eph 1, or our faith depends on our works.... It is God's Word that says we are his, we are in his hands and no one or nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ....
  • Randy stewart for verse 24
    First need understanding of "elect".if it means "J calvin's" definition,then "elect"has also to mean the warning is unnecessary because anyone who can be tempted and lost was damned from the beginning even before they were born. Preaching becomes unnecessary because of his view of predestination. Everyone who will be saved,according to " Calvinism " is chosen and predestinated and thus immune to choice. Again, why bother with trying to understand if from the get-go reasoning is within determinism. Maybe, just maybe, the holy spirit can speak within those who are born of spiritual birthing. A duck does not have to have philosophical help to quack. One who is born of God, truly ,has deeper resource than philosophical principles from debatable wordsmithing.
  • I think the devil at end time wil try to deceive even the trusted leaders and servants of God
  • nobody makes mention about the greatest event to happen, this is one of the signs of Christ 's return
  • Matthew 24 ,speaks about the antichrist looking destroy the people of Israel during the tribulation period.The elect therefore is none other than the people of (Israel)who needs to come back to GOD by recognizing that JESUs died for their sins.Satan knows this and will do everything in his power to create unbelief and what CHRIST did for us at the cross of calvary.
  • James dinsmoore for verse 24
    If the elect could be fooled...it would be called an elect trick.
    The elect trick is control of secular word with the rf chip to track people globally and control the markets. Electrical currency versus paper money. Electronic tether or global electronic tracking. I think this is why the amish steer clear of electricity. Satan mascarades as an angel of light...the electric light bulb does not shine nor dos a television tell a vision if the plug is pulled. Jesus christ is the light of the world. Jesus has a kingship...satan has a sin king ship.

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