Matthew 24:3

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as he sate vpon the mount of Oliues, the Disciples came vnto him priuately, saying, Tell vs, when shall these things be? And what shall be the signe of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what {will be} the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what `shall be' the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And while he was seated on the Mountain of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Make clear to us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world?
- Basic English Bible

And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and [the] completion of the age?
- Darby Bible

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
- Webster's Bible

Afterwards He was on the Mount of Olives and was seated there when the disciples came to Him, apart from the others, and said, "Tell us when this will be; and what will be the sign of your Coming and of the Close of the Age?"
- Weymouth Bible

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?"
- World English Bible

And whanne he satte on the hille of Olyuete, hise disciplis camen to hym priueli, and seiden, Seie vs, whanne these thingis schulen be, and what token of thi comyng, and of the ending of the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these be? and what [is] the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:3


24:3 As he sat on the mount of Olives - Whence they had a full view of the temple. When shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? - The disciples inquire confusedly, Concerning the time of the destruction of the temple; Concerning the signs of Christ's coming, and of the end of the world, as if they imagined these two were the same thing. Our Lord answers distinctly concerning, The destruction of the temple and city, with the signs preceding, ver. 4, &c, 15, &c. #Mt 24:4|,15. His own coming, and the end of the world, with the signs thereof, ver. 29 - 31. #Mt 24:29 |- 31. The time of the destruction of the temple, ver. 32, &c. #Mt 24:32|. The time of the end of the world, ver. 36. #Mt 24:36|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:3


Mt 24:3 As he sat upon the mount of Olives. Passing out of the city, over the valley of Jehoshaphat, he and his disciples climbed the mount and sat down on its crest overlooking the city and temple bathed in the sunset. Tell us. The disciples, still thinking of what the Lord had said, ask three questions: (1) When shall these things be? That is, the overthrow of the temple. (2) What shall be the sign of the coming? And (3) of the end of the world? They supposed these events would be simultaneous--a mistake. To understand what follows we must keep in mind that he has three questions to answer, nor are the answers blended.

Discussion for Matthew 24:3

  • Grant Niedzielski for verse 3
    To Lowell, If Jesus , by his own admission, doesnt know when the end was coming,and the angels, who are far above humans dont know, how could you know? Matt24:36, Mark 13:32
  • Lowell rogers for verse 3
    I believe that we're living in the end times now,k,J,V I study daily and in my studies, I believe that Jesus will return in day three, one day been as a thousand years to our Lord, I believe sometime in year three thousand Jesus will return.

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