Mark 13:22

22 1For false christs and false prophets will arise and 2perform signs and wonders, 3to lead astray, if possible, 4the elect.

Mark 13:22 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:22

For false Christs and false prophets shall rise
As there did, both before and after the destruction of Jerusalem:

and shall show signs and wonders;
as they pretended to do, and did, at least to the appearance of people:

to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect;
who were chosen in Christ, unto eternal life; in consequence of which they truly believed in him, and were constant followers of him; but this was not possible: though such was the force of their deception, that there was apparent danger of it, were it not for the power and grace of God; (See Gill on Matthew 24:24).

Mark 13:22 In-Context

20 And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
21 And then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.
22 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23 But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.
24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,

Cross References 4

  • 1. [1 John 2:18]
  • 2. Deuteronomy 13:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; Revelation 13:13, 14; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:20; [Acts 8:9]
  • 3. ver. 6
  • 4. ver. 20, 27
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