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

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    Voice of love speak; You are right! I found the same as you, once I could freely read the Scriptures for myself and found that ALL the words of the Prophets and Apostles, and the Lord Jesus Himself, ONLY say just that! If we are already used to the Narrow Way walking with Jesus every day, then we won't be offended or misled when the whole world collapses under its own rebellion and confusion!
  • Voice of love speak
    Every time I read this it makes it harder to believe in pretrib rap. He talks about our faith being put to the ultimate test and many falling away in other scripture. The design of this chapter lines out post trib rap to me. All of the disciples minus John I believe were martyr'd for there faith. I think it's naïve to think that we won't be tested and go thru suffering Matt:9 -22.I pray Im wrong
  • LadyA
    Get your house in order, for Jesus is coming no man know when. For he's coming back again,,,,,

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