Matthew 24:5

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceiue many.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For people will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and a number will be turned from the true way through them.
- Basic English Bible

For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.
- Darby Bible

For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and will deceive many.
- Webster's Bible

for many will come assuming my name and saying `I am the Christ;' and they will mislead many.
- Weymouth Bible

For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray.
- World English Bible

For many schulen come in my name, and schulen seie, Y am Crist; and thei schulen disseyue manye.
- Wycliffe Bible

for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:5


24:5 Many shall come in my name - First, false Christs, next, false prophets, #Mt 24:11|. At length, both together, #Mt 24:24|. And indeed never did so many impostors appear in the world as a few years before the destruction of Jerusalem; undoubtedly because that was the time wherein the Jews in general expected the Messiah.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:5


Mt 24:5 Come in my name. As the Messiah. We learn from Josephus that enthusiasts did come about the time of the end of Jerusalem, claiming to be sent of God. Bar-cocheba, "the son of the star", appeared in A.D. 120. From time to time other deceivers have appeared.

Discussion for Matthew 24:5

  • The work "Christ" is defined as "The anointed one". Jesus said "Many will come in my name". This is the key to understanding this scripture. many focus on "I am Christ". When looking tat this scripture as many coming in the name of Jesus and the the word "Christ" as meaning the anointed one, then you will easily see it's meaning which is "Many will arise that will be preaching in the name of Jesus, and proclaiming that they are anointed, but be very careful of that because "many" will be deceitful and cause many believers to go after them and follow them. The root of this is the love of money. They proclaim that they are anointed and will actually produce a personal following. Many will be deceived simply because they have a desire to follow the one that is best anointed and seems to know the Lord and his ways, but wind up following one who is Christ within themselves. This is the reason "shepherding" became big in the 80's and the "anointing" became big in the 90's. They are not part of the five fold ministry because they are not doing what Ephesians said the 5 fold ministry should be doing. Be careful that you are not deceived. Be VERY carful.
  • Roxie redd for verse 5
    Many will come saying they are God and followers of God but are a lie
  • What Jesus was actually saying : Is that many will come in the name of Jesus and say here is the annointed one BELIEVE THEM NOT! Christ means the annointed one !! That prophecy has come TRUE a million times over! A good example of that is Benny Hinn claiming to have the anointing. BELIEVE THEM NOT
  • dennis I believe you are 100 correct you have to be careful how you read that cause it has 2 different meanings lots of pastor s and prophets out there writing false doctrines and loads of books making loads of money and are proclaiming that Jesus is the Christ they are correct and this is why people are believing in these false doctrines like you said this verse does not mean that these very people will go around saying that they are the Christ themselves but yes there are also the blatant liers that are proclaiming to be Jesus A true christian see s through theirs lies for we know what to look for when Christ come s back Simply just look up
  • Pawan Upadhyay for verse 5
    That time many people
    will claim that they are the incarnation of jesus.and they will cheat people.
  • I believe that Jesus was saying that many will come and proclaim Jesus as the Christ, otherwise He would have said, "Many will come in my name claiming that they are the Christ". As we know there are no punctuation marks in the original Scriptures. It is in error to put I am the Christ in quotation marks.