Matthew 24:40

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall two be in the field, the one shalbe taken, and the other left.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then shall two man be in the field; one is taken, and one is left:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then two men will be in the field; one is taken, and one let go;
- Basic English Bible

Then two shall be in the field, one is taken and one is left;
- Darby Bible

Then will two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
- Webster's Bible

Then will two men be in the open country: one will be taken away, and one left behind.
- Weymouth Bible

Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left;
- World English Bible

Thanne tweyne schulen be in o feeld, oon schal be takun, and another left;
- Wycliffe Bible

Then two men shall be in the field, the one is received, and the one is left;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:40


24:40 One is taken - Into God's immediate protection: and one is left - To share the common calamities. Our Lord speaks as having the whole transaction present before his eyes.


Discussion for Matthew 24:40

  • Rapture.and there is a Rapture.don 't be deceived and be left behind.
  • Mike plude for verse 40
    No rapture. Those who remain will be changed in a twinkling of an eye. Rapture was based on a 16 year old scotish girl who claimed to have a vision. It is a false belief not based on the bible
  • John Edwards for verse 40
    It seems that even though many hold these verses to be the or a cornerstone for the rapture, dialogue with other Bible scholars do not bring up the "rapture " in their discourse. Adam Clark 1825 states "The meaning seems to be, that so general should these calamities be, that no two persons ... should both be able to effect their escape and that captivity and the sword should have a complete triumph over this unhappy people. " No where in Clarks commentary does he say, "This is the lift off of the saints before Christs ' second coming. " So what are we to know, is there a "rapture " or is there not? I am still looking.
  • Matthew 24 40 Seems to be the way life is, it refers tolife and death we are here one day and gone the next.
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 40
    Two shall be in the field one has persevered through the times and ready to go to heaven as Enoch and other patriarchs while the other remains behind to face the trying times . However, it is said some will still be stubborn to repent from their wicked ways right up until the second coming of the Lord.so the one left behind is being given a second chance at repenting and those times l do not wish to live in, l pray and strive to be taken in the Rapture
  • Thomas Meruti for verse 40
    This scripture refers to rapture, which has been prophecied in the book of Revelation. This is not figurative, but literal that "two shall be in the field, the other shall be taken, the other left". It will help if this scripture is read in line with the mystery that Paul talks about " ..we shal l not all sleep, but in the twinkling of an eye we shall be changed..." Paul further says that those who slept in the Lord will be raised first and then we who are in Christ will join them in the sky/cloud. Both this scriptures refers to rapture that will take place when Christ the Lord returns.

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