Matthew 24:26

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, if they shall say vnto you, Behold, he is in the desert, goe not foorth: Behold, he is in the secret chambers, beleeue it not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, {or,} 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe {them.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe `it' not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If, then, they say to you, See, he is in the waste land; go not out: See, he is in the inner rooms; put no faith in it.
- Basic English Bible

If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, [he is] in the inner chambers, do not believe [it].
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
- Webster's Bible

If therefore they should say to you, `See, He is in the Desert!' do not go out there: or `See, He is indoors in the room!' do not believe it.
- Weymouth Bible

If therefore they tell you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' don't go out; 'Behold, he is in the inner rooms,' don't believe it.
- World English Bible

Therfor if thei seie to you, Lo! he is in desert, nyle ye go out; lo! in priuey placis, nyle ye trowe.
- Wycliffe Bible

`If therefore they may say to you, Lo, in the wilderness he is, ye may not go forth; lo, in the inner chambers, ye may not believe;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Matthew 24

  • A disciple
    On the other hand; there is a great spiritual war going on right now, and the things that God is doing through His Saints to overturn the kingdoms and dominions of the wicked over men's souls; we may only see in part just now; but they are of tremendous importance with God in the heavenlies. One takes out the stones and works the ground in faith; others plant and water; and God gives the increase!
  • A disciple
    Hi Bruce; I wanted to add a little to support your efforts. Luke 22:28-29 "Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;" In reading all that the Lord said in the last days before He suffered (Mt. 24-26; Mk. 13-14; Lk. 21-22; Jn. 13-18) there's NO MISTAKING that Christ and His followers ARE appointed tribulation!
  • John
    I believe we are at the beginning of the tribulation. Look around, abortion, homosexuality, the loss of love of one's neighbors, the twisting of scripture, the threat of war. As our Lord said "Look up, for the salvation draws nigh!" I don't know when I don't worry about that. Might be today might be next week, it may be as I am being led to my death. COME LORD JESUS! !
  • A disciple
    In case you haven't looked outside lately, the so-called church isn't doing a thing to hinder the wicked! The Holy Spirit in the true Saints (inside or outside the mainstream churches) still convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; but the ungodly cast away the cords and break the bands in a fury of defiant rage against God's Son. The hindrance is the restraint which goes with integrity!
  • Bruce
    Steve: We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22 / Immediately after The Tribulation, The Lord will send His Angels to do what? Matthew 24: 29-31 / We Glory in Tribulation---Knowing Tribulation worketh patience. Romans 5:3
  • Steve
    I agree with Lynn about pre-trib rapture. 2Thessalonians 2:7 tells us that the church will continue to hinder lawlessness until the rapture. AND THEN the antichrist will be revealed. This is conclusive proof that the rapture takes place before Daniels 70th week and the tribulation of Rev. 6-1 to 19:21. The church is caught up in Rev.4:1 and the following judgments are after the church is raptured

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