Matthew 24:34

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerely I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe, till all these things be fulfilled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all these things are complete.
- Basic English Bible

Verily I say to you, This generation will not have passed away until all these things shall have taken place.
- Darby Bible

Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things shall be fulfilled.
- Webster's Bible

I tell you in solemn truth that the present generation will certainly not pass away without all these things having first taken place.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.
- World English Bible

Treuli Y seie to you, for this generacioun schal not passe, til alle thingis be don;
- Wycliffe Bible

Verily I say to you, this generation may not pass away till all these may come to pass.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:34


24:34 This generation of men now living shall not pass till all these things be done - The expression implies, that great part of that generation would be passed away, but not the whole. Just so it was. For the city and temple were destroyed thirty - nine or forty years after.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:34


Mt 24:34,35 Till all these things shall be fulfilled. Some hold that "all these things", in Mt 24:32,33, refer only to what was said of the fall of Jerusalem, ending with Mt 24:28. Others have contended that the phrase includes the second coming, but refers directly to the end of Jerusalem, which was a type of the end of the world. I believe, rather, that "all these things" embraces all thus far predicted, and that "this generation" means the Jewish race, instead of only those then living. The Greek word, "genea", so rendered is used in the sense of "race" in the Greek classics, and as examples of such use in the New Testament, Alford points to Mt 12:45 Lu 16:8. Christ has described the awful end of the Jewish state; after such a destruction and scattering of the remnant to the ends of the earth, all the examples of history would declare that the Jewish race would become extinct. Christ, however, declares that, contrary to all probability, it shall not pass away until he comes. They still exist, 1850 years after the prediction, distinct, but without a country.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • A disciple
    The description the Lord gives here, about the kind of times leading up to His coming and the end of the age; are the same things searched out and spoken of by all the Prophets concerning the Day of the LORD. An interesting study on the root meaning of the number 666 has shown that it actually implies the removal of restraint, and of going over all bounds; which is where this world is rushing to.
  • Bruce
    Richard: You got the puzzle coming together.Revelation 6:8 power is given to:4Horsemen over 1/4 of the earth. Wars, starving, dying are in 1/4 of the earth. Those in Christ are imprisoned tortured, beheaded (getting worse)V:29,matches the 6th seal.
    If His people in(USA)would preach Salvation everywhere they too will be persecuted: John15:20/ Not Servin no persecution:judgment! Luke12:9/
    ETERNITY
  • Danielle
    The body of christ is just that a body. Jesus is within that body. The two are seperate, but yet one.
  • Irene123
    Richard - God Bless you; He used you to show me something I had never 'noticed' before; Matt. 24:31 - " ... from the 4 winds, and from one end of heaven to the other".
  • Richard
    I've been searching the answer of the coming of the lord 1Thess:$,15-17. I wanted to really know( after a lot of searching) so far I think that I understand. Luke:21,20-33. Matt: 24,14-15,21,29 immediately after the tribulation ,30, and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven -----coming in the clouds---31 . Thess:4-16,17. Cant be B/4 the trib,because ,Luke 21,25 sign of,27
  • Cephas
    I behold His hands and His feet, even His!

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