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 for Matthew 24:40

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 for Matthew 24:40

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

  • COOL smith on Matthew 24:40
    How could there be a 3 days of darkness, and during the darkness, Christians will be raptured? And 2 in the field , one will be taken, the other left?
  • Lisa Parrish on Matthew 24:40
    What it says to me is what we are living in today. Lots of people God calling home. We came in this world by ourselves, if your not a twin. The good person will be taken and the bad left to get themselves right or continue to live in hell. It used to be my moma and dad now its just mom God called him to rest until that final day comes.
  • Leuisil Misilei Mataia on Matthew 24:40
    I am so thankful that Jesus Himself said that there would be a rapture of His Church as in John Chapter 14:1-3 V3b I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am. Where Jesus will get His pride from and take it to where? It is from here on earth to heaven. God placed Noah and his family in the boat leaving the bads behind. The angels took Lot and his family out of Sodom and left the bad people behind. Israel was safe and Secure in Goshen while all Egyptians faced the all plagues. So here we come to Matthew.24:40-42, Two men working in the field, one will be taken away, the other will be left behind. Two women will be at a mill grinding meal, one will be taken away another will be left behind. Those people were working on the earth, At the time of blessed hope mentioned by apostle Paul, or rapture, all the believers will be caught up forcibly as fast as the twinkling of the eye to meet their Lord and Savior in the air . Then Jesus Christ took His Pride, the Church to be with Him until the time He will come with them to establish Thousand Years Kingdom.
  • Carl on Matthew 24:40
    Rapture.and there is a Rapture.don 't be deceived and be left behind.
  • John Edwards on Matthew 24:40
    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.
  • Jack on Matthew 24:40
    Matthew 24 40 Seems to be the way life is, it refers tolife and death we are here one day and gone the next.
  • Thomas Meruti on Matthew 24:40
    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.
  • Glen Law on Matthew 24:40
    When it is stated that "Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left", That says to me that One human is in the field... His Spirit or Soul is taken (Inner Man) and his Body (Outer Man) is left behind.
  • Jason on Matthew 24:40
    Praise God!! I understand now. There's no secret rapture.
  • The previous verse 39 says that all those not with Noah in the arc were TAKEN away by the flood. Doesn't it follow then that in this verse 40 that those TAKEN were judged and those left were saved {because they were in Christ}. Also in Psalm91 we see in verses 7&8 that the believer will not be touched but look on and see the punishment of the wicked.


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