Luke 21:8

8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.

Luke 21:8 in Other Translations

KJV
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.
ESV
8 And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.
NLT
8 He replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and saying, ‘The time has come!’ But don’t believe them.
MSG
8 He said, "Watch out for the doomsday deceivers. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities claiming, 'I'm the One,' or, 'The end is near.' Don't fall for any of that.
CSB
8 Then He said, "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near.' Don't follow 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 what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”
7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”
8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them.
9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”
10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

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