Matthew 24:27

27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Read Matthew 24:27 Using Other Translations

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.

What does Matthew 24:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 24:27

For as the lightning cometh out of the east
The eastern part of the horizon, and shineth even unto the west;
to the western part of it, with great clearness; in a moment; in the twinkling of an eye, filling the whole intermediate space; so shall also the coming of the son of man be;
which must be understood not of his last coming to judgment, though that will be sudden, visible, and universal; he will at once come to, and be seen by all, in the clouds of heaven, and not in deserts and secret chambers: nor of his spiritual coming in the more sudden, and clear, and powerful preaching of the Gospel all over the Gentile world; for this was to be done before the destruction of Jerusalem: but of his coming in his wrath and vengeance to destroy that people, their nation, city, and temple: so that after this to look for the Messiah in a desert, or secret chamber, must argue great stupidity and blindness; when his coming was as sudden, visible, powerful, and general, to the destruction of that nation, as the lightning that comes from the east, and, in a moment, shines to the west.

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