Matthew 24:40

40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.

Read Matthew 24:40 Using Other Translations

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left.
“Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left.

What does Matthew 24:40 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 24:40

Then shall two be in the field
About their proper business, of husbandry, ploughing, or sowing, or any other rural employment: the one shall be taken;
not by the preaching of the Gospel, into the kingdom of God, or Gospel dispensation; though such a distinction God makes, by the ministry of the word, accompanied by his Spirit and power; nor by angels, to meet Christ in the air, and to be introduced into his kingdom and glory; but by the eagles, the Roman army, and either killed or carried captive by them: and the other left;
not in a state of nature and unregeneracy, as many are, to whom the Gospel is preached; nor with devils at the last day, to be thrust down by them into the infernal regions; but by the Romans, being by some remarkable providence, or another, delivered out of their hands; which was the case of some few, and these of the meaner sort; and therefore persons of a rural life and occupation are instanced in.

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