Matthew 24:8

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Irene123
    You have to read the Bible IN CONTEXT - and with common sense. You have to 'agree' with God's word. The word 'taken', and God's word (not man's imagination) means - raptured.
  • Duncan
    Vs.40,41 both state one taken, other left. In English language (even then), taken also means fooled,(off to Antichrist, Trump 6). Left, (or left standing, Trump 7) wearing Gospel armor, v 13 says he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
  • Wayne
    And don't forget Matt. 28:19, where Jesus, Himself, states in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Ghost. We must not let those, trying to fit the scriptures into their theology, steal our joy in the Lord. Jesus, himself, said Take heed that no man deceives you. Rejoice in your salvation, the joy of freedom from sin. Romans 6. A great time to be Christian!!!
  • Irene123
    The Spirit (Holy Ghost) of Jesus (God) is in one IF - they have followed Acts2:38. They are - ONE, not separate. It's His spirit in us that He will 'quicken' at the Rapture; He will draw His saints to Him just as an electro magnet, when turned on, draws. His Spirit will draw those with His Spirit to His Spirit.
  • Word
    difference Rev. 6 is speaking of coming of antichrist. 24:29 Matthew speaking of the return of Christ after that first tribulation. The apperance is the same but the outcome is the difference. Rev. 6 when 6th seal is opened Sun blackens but then there is a false peace and a false messiah world loves who brings spiritual death to steal souls. In Matt. 24:29 the true Christ shows burning hailstones.
  • A disciple
    When we compare all four Evangelists' accounts of all that the Lord Jesus spoke of, concerning the completion of the age, and His coming, we can see not only events around the immediate end, but also the whole course of the world during this last time. Matthew, Mark, and Luke give us "the impression" of a rather shorter time frame; while in John is specifically God's purpose with us in this age.

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