Matthew 24:36

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 24:36

But of that day and houre knoweth no man, no, not the Angels of heauen, but my Father onely.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But of that day and hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father only.
- Basic English Bible

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of the heavens, but [my] Father alone.
- Darby Bible

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
- Webster's Bible

But as to that day and the exact time no one knows--not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
- Weymouth Bible

But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
- World English Bible

But of thilke dai and our no man wote, nethir aungels of heuenes, but the fadir aloone.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers of the heavens -- except my Father only;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 24:36

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:36

24:36 But of that day - The day of judgment; Knoweth no man - Not while our Lord was on earth. Yet it might be afterward revealed to St. John consistently with this.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:36

Mt 24:36 Of that day and hour knoweth no [man]. How foolish then to be figuring out the time of the Lord's coming.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • BRIAN HILLIS on Matthew 24:36
    What shall it mean to me as i find difficulty in the belief of the preaching and quotes concerning the nearness of rapture, although my belief in Father-Son - Holy Spirit- Creation- Satan and his Followers Ultimate Punishment is as always secure ?? so I shall from today (14/09/2020) be spending time with the Holy Spirit to tell me why i should have these thoughts ??.
  • John on Matthew 24:36
    No man knows the day or hour, but as to the year, I speculate around 2030.The 5G network or 7G? may be the limit to man's technology, but who knows? why wait. It's best to prepare in case that day or hour comes unexpectedly. Just like a thief in the night. The clock is ticking. It already started when eve made her most lethal mistake in the garden of Eden.
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on Matthew 24:36
    Though our present day rivals Noah's in corruption and evil, this meaning of Matthew 24:36-39 is actually the secondary interpretation. The primary meaning is more simple: Christ would come at a time when most of the world was busy doing its normal activities.
  • David S on Matthew 24:36
    Reference the recent exchanges on this scripture as between Vicki and Chris, there seems to be an assumption that the event in question is the onset of the millennial reign of Christ about which I am uncertain although some biblical commentators also make that assumption. It seems more likely that it is a reference to the 'rapture' (1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4) but I may be wrong. The problem possibly arises due to the fact (if I may say) that the church generally seems confused as to what is meant by the 'second coming' in that this is not a biblical term any more than the rapture is. Scripture does not give the 'rapture' a specific identification although the 'millennial' is termed the 'thousand years reign'.

    However, what we do know is that the millennial reign will commence some seven years after the rapture about which we do not know the timing. So effectively, the scripture in Matthew and Mark may refer to either or both. As we don't know when the rapture will take place, we cannot know about the timing of millennium either. The real mystery is why is it that does Christ not know and more importantly, how He does not know.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 24:36
    David S Why is when the rapture / resurrection a hotly contested thing?

    It was not even debated until 200 years ago. Look into the lives of those who promoted this doctrine, like C.I. Scofield and you might consider this very suspect. Jesus said by their fruit ye shall know them.

    Jesus tells us plainly in Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed (weeds) tares among the wheat, and went his way.

    26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

    27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from

    whence then hath it tares?

    28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

    29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

    30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together FIRST first the TARES (WEEDS) tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

    (first the tares WEEDS get gathered, then wheat last) could it be any more plain than this?

    Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying,

    Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

    37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

    38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

    39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

    40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
  • Vicki Kalal on Matthew 24:36
    I've been a Christian (born again) since 11/1/1992. I'm 79 years old. Upon studying the Scriptures, I know Jesus could return anytime. Upon further study, I've kind of looked for Him as possibly during the fall since the other prophecies have been fulfilled by Jesus Christ. (Blessed to have been in Israel in 1994 during the fall high holy days) I've been accused of setting date of Jesus return. It's been 28 years of watching. I don't know when He's coming. I've really suffered with this. Am I guilty of date setting? Thank you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:36
    Vicki, praise God for your salvation through His Son & for your continual search through Holy Scriptures & your longing for the Saviour's return. We, who look for His Coming, have a tendency to wonder if the time is now. Yes, the signs are there: Israel is a nation & the Jews are returning to their homeland (see Ezek 37. They are spiritually dry (dry bones) & without God but He will put His Spirit in them (future) & place them in their own land - happening now (vv14,21,25). They will be one nation (v22) - from May 1948, there has been a steady return of the Jews back to Israel & that "the heathen may know that I sanctify Israel" (v28). The world continues to degenerate into godlessness, selfishness, immorality, idolatry, etc. Yet, the end is not yet as there are yet more to be saved (2 Pet 3:9). We don't know when Jesus will come; we cannot & should not set any dates. He have to be patient. We have to be alert & watching. We can watch Israel for signs & a time frame, but: Mt 24:36.
  • Vicki Kalal - in Reply on Matthew 24:36
    On Matthew 24:36 Chris the Scripture you refer to Matt 24:36, I thought that was when Jesus comes at the end of the Tribulation & every eye would see him. I was referring to when the rapture of the Church occurs. I guess I phrased my question wrong. The Jews were looking for the Kingdom of God, weren't they, as they didn't know anything about the rapture or tribulation?
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 24:36
    Vicki, I agree with you on Mt 24:36 that it applies to the time of our Lord's second coming after the days of Tribulation. The term Rapture = to snatch away, is a new teaching that was unknown in the OT & in pre-Church times. There is of course some allusion to it by the Lord (Lk 2:34-37), but I think that He is still essentially talking about His second coming to Earth, rather than in the Air to take away His saints. Then Peter reminds us (2 Pet:2-14) that in reference to the second coming (to Earth), there will be scoffers who ask, "where is the promise of His coming..all things continue as from the beginning of creation". We see that now & also easy for Christians to fall into that frame of mind: why does Jesus take so long to come?; the early Church waited expectantly & no Jesus; is His Promise to us a lie?, are some of the doubts that creep in. But we stand on God's Word & upon the Character of the Godhead, that it is no lie, & His Promise will be fulfilled according to His Plan.
  • Shirley on Matthew 24:36
    No one knows the time nor the hour! To those who are not believers is it not better to believe than not,than later find out after you are left behind wondering where have we gone to? I beg you, my friend pick up The Holy Bible and begin to read, then make your decision. Simple as that! Seek out your own one can do it for you!


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