Luke 21:8

8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying*, I am Christ; and the time[a] draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Luke 21:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:8

And he said, take heed that ye be not deceived
With false Christs, and false prophets: for many shall come in my name;
making use of his name, taking it to them; not that they would pretend they were sent by him, but that they were he himself: saying, I am [Christ];
so the Syriac and Persic versions supply as we do: and the time draweth near;
not that such will come, but when come, they will say, that the time of the deliverance of the Jewish nation from the Roman yoke is at hand: go ye not therefore after them;
do not be their disciples, or follow them where they would lead you; for nothing but destruction will be the consequence of it.

Luke 21:8 In-Context

6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said,Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. and the time: or, and, The time