Matthew 24:27

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the lightening commeth out of the East, and shineth euen vnto the West: so shall also the coming of the Sonne of man be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because as in a thunderstorm the bright light coming from the east is seen even in the west; so will be the coming of the Son of man.
- Basic English Bible

For as the lightning goes forth from the east and shines to the west, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
- Darby Bible

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
- Webster's Bible

For just as the lightning flashes in the east and is seen to the very west, so will be the Coming of the Son of Man.
- Weymouth Bible

For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
- World English Bible

For as leit goith out fro the eest, and apperith in to the weste, so schal be also the coming of mannus sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:27


24:27 For as the lightning goeth forth - For the next coming of Christ will he as quick as lightning; so that there will not be time for any such previous warning.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:27


Mt 24:27 For as the lightning. There will be no doubt about Christ's coming when he does come, no discussion, no need that any one shall tell it. It will be manifest as the flash of lightning across the sky. There can be no mistake. Such language shows how much those err who claim that his coming was at the destruction of Jerusalem.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Jesus loves you. HE IS COMING SOON. Be ready.
    Israel has been reestablished for years. Jesus loves you. Be ready when He comes. HE IS COMING SOON. Be ready.
  • BSP
    Verse 30: The sign of the Son of Man mentioned here is different from the sign of Jesus' presence. The enemies of God will realize that this is something supernatural from God.
  • Bruce
    dis-: Yes it's all about Israel. The Land Reborn-again 1948. THE LORD said HE WILL BRING IT TO BE. There has always been wars. The Start of Spring was 1948. We are in or Heading To Summer. The End has Begun With Israel back in The Picture. Stay in The Bible Only. There are a lot of Posts that will Lead to The Wide Gate, many will go that way! Satan will keep you from Studying The Bible and Prayer
  • A disciple
    "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." The point of this parable is NOT to use the fig tree in some kind of symbolism, to mean Israel (for example); but for how when we shall see the "yet tender" evil beginning to spring.
  • A disciple
    "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened..then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven..they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory..And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect.." WE MUST ENDURE TO THE END TO BE SAVED!
  • A disciple
    Lu2677 cont.; We will undoubtedly come across many that will only seek to oppose and contradict us; and sometimes those that are just speaking things because they heard some one else say them; and those also who have a very small and underdeveloped understanding: whatever the case, we have the Master as our Leader and example to follow when dealing with all kinds, and His Spirit speaking in us.

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