Mark 13:22-23

22 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
23 So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.

Mark 13:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
ESV
22 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
NLT
22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.
MSG
22 Fake Messiahs and lying preachers are going to pop up everywhere. Their impressive credentials and dazzling performances will pull the wool over the eyes of even those who ought to know better.
CSB
22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and will perform signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

Mark 13:22-23 In-Context

20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.
21 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it.
22 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
23 So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
24 “But in those days, following that distress, “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 7:15
  • 2. S John 4:48; 2 Thessalonians 2:9,10
  • 3. 2 Peter 3:17
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