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
    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.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677 cont. The way I understand it, we are under a charge from God to teach all men to observe (keep and do) all things that Jesus commands us; that we are His Ambassadors and Friends, sent to "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine:"(2 Tim.4:2) "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority."(Tit.2:15).
  • A disciple
    Hello Lu2677, nice to hear from you again :) Deuteronomy 29:29; Matthew 6:4,6,18; Ezekiel 8:12; etc.. In Moses "the secret things" has to do with how the people would eventually be punished severely for forsaking the Holy Covenant, in light of their inward defiance and disbelief. The Lord teaches us about our religion being in truth in the inward parts. Ezekiel was shown their secret sinful minds.
  • Lu2677
    disciple;3 days ago;"the secret things that belong to God.'Where can I find knowledge of this concept? We are not to judge the things that are doubtful,or dispute over words;I agree.
    It appears that my questions are often mistaken for judgement, by many here. "We don't know all the things He has shown them."Impossible to know all.When they write untruth, and opinions,let's shed His light on it.
  • A disciple
    "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another." What must they have wrong, that with all this time for spiritual growth and preparation, they should only prove bereft of grace to stand in the day of adversity?
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; Please read what I wrote one more time. What I said was that since none of us can really express with words all that the Lord has caused ourselves to know, so we shouldn't be so ready to scrutinize another, as we definitely don't know all the Lord has shown them. This has to do with the secret things that belong to God and the areas in which we aught not to judge each other. Is that wrong?

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