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

  • Bruce
    i am:That's in 1John 2:18:Little children---,2John 7:many receivers---, 1John2:21:not written. It's helpful to show where things are written in the Bible. Satan will misquote, twist,add or remove words,point to other books, hopefully to deceive! Matthew 7:13--broad is the way that leads to destruction,---.1Peter 1:18-19-(redeemed by The Blood of The Lamb)
  • I AM
    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last time. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
  • Bruce
    Norm: You have no answer because it's not in the Bible. He has always been My Lord and Savior and will be forever.
  • A disciple
    "the beginning of sorrows." There are some very important things for us to understand about the eventual complete ruin of the world, and how much sorrow before the coming of the Lord. There have been many from time to time, who deceive themselves and others, about there coming a great revival first; when the Scriptures plainly say just the opposite; of great lawlessness, and all restraint removed.
  • Norm
    Bruce, Let me ask you one question: and if you can answer my question, I will answer your question. The Son of God who was crucified shedding His blood for many: what was His name?
  • Bruce
    Norm: Jesus Christ is now live in the flesh. Where in the Bible, is that found?