Matthew 24:8

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 24:8

All these are the beginning of sorrowes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But all these things are {merely} the beginning of birth pangs.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But all these things are the beginning of travail.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But all these things are the first of the troubles.
- Basic English Bible

But all these [are the] beginning of throes.
- Darby Bible

All these are the beginning of sorrows.
- Webster's Bible

but all these miseries are but like the early pains of childbirth.
- Weymouth Bible

But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.
- World English Bible

and alle these ben bigynnyngis of sorewes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all these [are] the beginning of sorrows;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 24:8

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:8


24:6 Wars - Near: Rumours of wars - At a distance. All these things must come to pass - As a foundation for lasting tranquillity. But the end - Concerning which ye inquire, is not yet - So far from it, that this is but the beginning sorrows.

24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to affliction - As if ye were the cause of all these evils. And ye shall he hated of all nations - Even of those who tolerate all other sects and parties; but in no nation will the children of the devil tolerate the children of God. #Matt 10:17|.

24:10 Then shall many he offended - So as utterly to make shipwreck of faith and a pure conscience. But hold ye fast faith, #Mt 24:11|. in spite of false prophets: love, even when iniquity and offences abound, #Mt 24:12|. And hope, unto the end, #Mt 24:13|. He that does so, shall be snatched out of the burning. The love of many will wax cold - The generality of those who love God will (like the Church at Ephesus, #Rev 2:4|,) leave their first love.


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