Matthew 24:23-27

23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.
24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
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.

Matthew 24:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
ESV
23 Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it.
NLT
23 “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it.
MSG
23 "If anyone tries to flag you down, calling out, 'Here's the Messiah!' or points, 'There he is!' don't fall for it.
CSB
23 "If anyone tells you then, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'Over here!' do not believe it!

Matthew 24:23-27 In-Context

21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.
24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
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.
28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
29 “Immediately after the distress of those days “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

Cross References 5

  • 1. Luke 17:23; Luke 21:8
  • 2. Exodus 7:11,22; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; Revelation 13:13; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:20
  • 3. Luke 17:24
  • 4. S Luke 17:30
  • 5. S Matthew 8:20
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