Matthew 24:28

For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wheresoeuer the carkeise is, there will the Eagles bee gathered together.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wherever the dead body is, there will the eagles come together.
- Basic English Bible

[For] wherever the carcase is, there will be gathered the eagles.
- Darby Bible

For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be collected.
- Webster's Bible

Wherever the dead body is, there will the vultures flock together.
- Weymouth Bible

For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together.
- World English Bible

Where euer the bodi schal be, also the eglis schulen be gaderid thidur.
- Wycliffe Bible

for wherever the carcase may be, there shall the eagles be gathered together.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:28


24:28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles he gathered together - Our Lord gives this, as a farther reason, why they should not hearken to any pretended deliverer. As if he had said, Expect not any deliverer of the Jewish nation; for it is devoted to destruction. It is already before God a dead carcass, which the Roman eagles will soon devour. #Luke 17:37|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:28


Mt 24:28 Whersoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered. The term "carcase" well represents the utterly corrupted Jewish state; the "eagles" is a fit symbol of the Roman army, every legion of which bore the eagle as its standard.

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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