Matthew 24:4-14

4 And Jesus answered them, 1"See that no one leads you astray.
5 For 2many will come in my name, saying, 'I am 3the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you 4are not alarmed, for this 5must take place, but the end is not yet.
7 For 6nation will rise against nation, and 7kingdom against kingdom, and there will be 8famines and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are but the beginning of 9the birth pains.
9 "Then 10they will deliver you up 11to tribulation and 12put you to death, and 13you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then many will fall away[a] and 14betray one another and hate one another.
11 And many 15false prophets will arise 16and lead many astray.
12 And because lawlessness will be increased, 17the love of many will grow cold.
13 18But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom 19will be proclaimed throughout the whole world 20as a testimony 21to all nations, and 22then the end will come.

Matthew 24:4-14 In-Context

2 But he answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?"
4 And Jesus answered them, "See that no one leads you astray.
5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.
11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
15 "So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Cross References 22

  • 1. Jeremiah 29:8; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 John 3:7
  • 2. ver. 11, 24; Jeremiah 14:14; 1 John 2:18
  • 3. See Matthew 1:17
  • 4. 2 Thessalonians 2:2
  • 5. Revelation 1:1
  • 6. 2 Chronicles 15:6; [Revelation 6:4]
  • 7. Isaiah 19:2
  • 8. Acts 11:28; Revelation 6:8, 12
  • 9. John 16:21; Acts 2:24(Gk.); Romans 8:22
  • 10. Matthew 10:17, 21
  • 11. ver. 21, 29; Revelation 2:10
  • 12. Matthew 23:34; John 16:2
  • 13. See Matthew 10:22
  • 14. Matthew 10:21
  • 15. See Matthew 7:15
  • 16. ver. 5, 24
  • 17. [Revelation 2:4]
  • 18. See Matthew 10:22
  • 19. Romans 10:18; Colossians 1:6, 23; [Mark 14:9]
  • 20. Matthew 10:18
  • 21. Matthew 28:19
  • 22. [ver. 6]

Footnotes 1

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