Daniel P. Barron

Matthew 24

Sunday, July 11, 2021 

1 And Joshua, going out, was going from the temple, and his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Joshua said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, there will by no means be left here a stone upon a stone which will not be torn down.”

3 And as he was sitting on the mountain of olives, the disciples came to him privately saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what is the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” i

4 And answering Joshua said to them, “See that no one deceives you. ii 5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' iii and will deceive many. iv 6 And you will begin to hear of wars and rumors v of wars. See that you are not troubled. For it is necessary for these things to be, vi but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will raise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and plagues vii and earthquakes various places. 8 And all these things are the beginning of birth pains.”

9 “Then they will deliver you into tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations viii because of my name. 10 And then many will stumble ix and betray one another and hate one another. x 11 And many false prophets will arise and deceive many. 12 And because of the multiplying xi lawlessness, the love of many will become cold. xii 13 But he who endures xiii unto the end, he shall be saved. 14 And this good news of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole inhabited world xiv for a testimony to all the nations, and then the end shall come.” xv

15 “Therefore, when you see the abomination xvi of the desolation xvii spoken of through xviii Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place xix (let the reader understand), 16 then let those in Judea flee to the mountains; 17 the one upon the roof, let him not go down to take things out of his house; 18 and the one in the field, let him not turn back to take his garments. 19 And woe to those who have in the womb and who nurse in those days! 20 And pray that your xx flight is not in winter nor on a Sabbath. 21 For then there shall be great tribulation such as has not been from the beginning of the world until the now, no, nor shall ever be. 22 And if those days were not shortened, xxi all flesh would not be saved. xxii But because of the elect, those days will be shortened. 23 Then if someone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ!' or 'Here!' xxiii do not believe. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and give great signs xxiv and wonders in order to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 Behold, I have told you beforehand. 26 If, therefore, they say to you, 'Behold, he is in the desert!' Do not go out. 'Behold, in the inner rooms!' Do not believe. 27 For just as the lightening comes out from the east and shines unto the west, so shall the coming of the son of the man be. xxv 28 For wherever the corpse xxvi is, there shall the eagles xxvii be gathered together.”

29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun xxviii will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; and the stars xxix shall fall from the heaven; and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the son of the man shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn xxx and see the son of the man coming upon the clouds of the heaven with power and great glory. xxxi 31 And he will send his messengers with a trumpet xxxii of great sound, xxxiii and they will gather his elect out of the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.”

32 “And learn the parable from the fig tree. xxxiv When its branch has already become tender and puts forth the leaves, you know that the summer is near. 33 So also you, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the doors. 34 Truly I say to you, this generation xxxv will by no means pass away until all these things happen. 35 The heavens and the earth will pass away, xxxvi but my words will by no means pass away.”

36 “And concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, except my father only. 37 And just as the days of Noah, so shall also the coming of the son of the man be. 38 For just as they were in the days which were before the flood, xxxvii eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah went into the ark, 39 and they did not know xxxviii until the flood came and took xxxix all, so also shall the coming of the son of the man be. 40 Then two will be in the field. The one is taken along xl and the one is left. 41 Two grinding in the mill house, xli one is taken along and one is left. 42 Be awake, xlii therefore, because you do not know what hour your Lord comes. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what watch the thief is coming, he would have been awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Because of this, you also be ready, because the hour you do not think, the son of the man comes.” xliii

45 “Who then is the faithful wise slave, xliv whom his lord appointed over his servants xlv to give them the food xlvi in time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom, when his lord comes, he finds doing such. 47 Truly I say to you that he shall appoint him over all his possessions. 48 But if that bad xlvii slave says in his heart, 'My lord is delaying to come,' 49 and he begins to beat the fellow slaves, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the lord of that slave will come on a day in which he is not looking and in an hour in which he does not know, 51 and will cut him in two, and put his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be the weeping and the gnashing xlviii of the teeth.” xlix

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Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. l

  1. αιωνος (aiônos) - “age” ^
  2. υμας πλανηση (humas planêsê) - “deceives you” - deception will be prevalent - Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 7, 9-10; Revelation 13:8; 16:14; 18:23; 19:20; 20:10 ^
  3. εγω ειμι ο χριστος (egô eimi ho christos) - “I am the Christ” - this = “I am the anointed” or “I am the anointed one.” Christ (χριστος) means “anointed.” For example, χριστος (christos) is found in the LXX in Leviticus 4:5, 16; 6:22(H6:15) for “the anointed priest” (ο ιερευς ο χριστος [ho iereus ho christos]; Hebrew הַכֹּהֵן הַמָּשִׁיחַ [hakkohên hammâshiyach]), 1 Samuel 12:5 for “His anointed” (χριστος αυτου [christos autou]), and 1 Samuel 24:6(H7), 10(H11); Lamentations 4:20 for “the Lord's anointed” or “the anointed of the Lord” (χριστος κυριου [christos kurios], Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ יְהוָה [mâshiyach yehvah]). See also Mark 13:6^
  4. Like Benny Hinn, etc. ^
  5. ακοας (akoas) - “rumors” - used in the sense of “report” (e.g. Matthew 14:1; John 12:28) and for “ears” e.g. Mark 7:35; Acts 17:20; 2 Timothy 4:3; but ους (ous) is also a word for ear (e.g. Matthew 10:27; Luke 22:50). ^
  6. Job 12:23 ^
  7. λοιμοὶ (loimoi) “plagues” Green, WEB; “pestilences” NKJV, KJV, YLT – not in CT, also in Luke 21:11; Acts 24:5^
  8. “hated by all the nations” - this widespread persecution reveals both widespread dissemination of the gospel and converts in it. By the time Romans, Colossians, and Titus were written, the gospel had gone to all the nations. See Romans 16:25-26; Colossians 1:6; Titus 2:11. ^
  9. Psalm 119:165 (Proverbs 3:23; 4:12); Hosea 14:9 ^
  10. 1 John 2:18-19 ^
  11. πληθυνθηναι (plêthunthênai) - “multiplying” - found also in Acts 6:1 (multiplying), 7 (multiplied); 7:17 (multiplied); 9:31 (multiplied); 12:24 (multiplied); 2 Corinthians 9:10 (multiply); Hebrews 6:14 (multiplying/multiply); 1 Peter 1:2 (multiplied); 2 Peter 1:2 (multiplied); Jude 2 (multiplied) NKJV. ^
  12. ψυγεσεται (psugêsetai) - “become cold” - only found here – the noun akin to this is ψυχος (psuchos), “cold,” found in John 18:18; Acts 28:2; 2 Corinthians 11:27. There is also ψυχρος (psuchros) found only in Matthew 10:42 & Revelation 3:15-16^
  13. υπομεινας (upomeinas) - “endures” - more literally, “remains under” - υπο (upo) “under” (e.g. Matthew 23:37) and μεινας (meinas) “remain” (e.g. John 15:11, μεινη). ^
  14. οικουμενη (oikoumenê) - “inhabited world” - see footnote for Luke 2:1^
  15. See Acts 2:1-5; 8:3-4; Romans 16:25-26; Colossians 1:6, 23; Titus 2:11. See also Psalm 98:2-3^
  16. βδελυγμα (bdelugma) - “abomination” - found also only in Mark 13:14; Luke 16:15; Revelation 17:4-5; 21:27^
  17. ερημωσεως (erêmôseôs) - “desolation” - found also only in Mark 13:14; Luke 21:20. In LXX in Daniel 12:11 it is written, το βδελυγμα ερημωσεως (to bdelugma erêmôseôs), here in Matthew, το βδελυγμα της ερημωσεως (to bdelugma tês erêmôseôs), in the Hebrew, שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם (shiqquts shomêm). ^
  18. δια (dia) - “through” - Mark 13:14 has υπο (upo) “by.” δια (dia) may also be translated “by.” ^
  19. 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 John 2:18 (Daniel 9:27) ^
  20. See footnote for John 21:18-19^
  21. εκολοβωθησαν (ekolobôthêsan) - “shortened” - only found in this verse and in Mark 13:20(2x). ^
  22. Isaiah 13:6-12; 24:1-6 ^
  23. ωδε (ôde) – same word as “here” in “Behold, here is the Christ!” ^
  24. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 ^
  25. Luke 17:24 ^
  26. πτωμα (ptôma) - “corpse” - found also only in Matthew 14:12; Mark 6:29; 15:45; Revelation 11:8-9(2x). Every case is one killed by violence and is a corpse of a righteous man. ^
  27. αετοι (aetoi) - “eagles” - found also only in Luke 17:37; Revelation 4:7; 8:13; 12:14. Also LXX Isaiah 40:31 (αετοι). ^
  28. Zechariah 14:6-7 (Jeremiah 31:35) ^
  29. Isaiah 24:17-23 ^
  30. κοψονται (kopsontai) - “mourn” - found also only in Matthew 11:17; 21:8 (cut down); Mark 11:8 (cut down); Luke 8:52; 23:27; Revelation 1:7; 18:9 (lament) NKJV. ^
  31. Revelation 6:12-17 (note also Revelation 19:19); Isaiah 2:12, 19-21 (22) ^
  32. σαλπιγγος (salpingos) - “trumpet” - found also only in 1 Corinthians 14:8; 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 12:19 (see also Exodus 19:13, 16, 19; 20:18); Revelation 1:10; 4:1; 8:2, 6, 13; 9:14. See also Psalm 47:5-8; Isaiah 27:12-13 (26:19-27:13).

    This trumpet is not in the same context of the trumpet of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 (see also 1 Corinthians 15:52 “last trumpet”). The context of 1 Thessalonians 4:16 is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (see also Luke 17:26-30). The context of this trumpet in Matthew 24:31 is Matthew 24:15-30 (as in Luke 21:25-27). Note also “the seventh trumpet” of Revelation 11:15^

  33. φωνης μεγαλης (phônês megalês) - “of great sound” - Critical text does not have φωνης (phônês), “sound” or “voice,” thus NAS has “great trumpet,” KJV, NKJV “great sound of a trumpet.” ^
  34. Luke 21:29 adds “and all the trees.” ^
  35. η γενεα αυτηh (hê genea hautê) - “this generation” - context is, “you [who] see all these things” (verse 33). In other words, the generation that sees all these things will by no means pass away until all these things happen. The timing of “these things” is from verse 15 (abomination of desolation) and following. Verse 21 reveals when the abomination of desolation is set up, this marks the beginning of “great tribulation,” θλιψις μεγαλη (thlipsis megalê), which Joshua describes as “such as has not been from the beginning of the world until the now, no, nor shall ever be.” The book of Revelation well details this from chapters 6-19 and uses the term for this time, της θλιψεως της μεγαλης (tês thlipseôs tês megalês), “the great tribulation” in Revelation 7:14. See also footnote for John 21:19^
  36. Job 14:12; Psalm 72:7 ^
  37. κατακλυσμου (kataklusmou) - “flood” - found also only in Matthew 24:39; Luke 17:27; 2 Peter 2:5. The verb, κατακλυσθεις (kataklustheis), is only found in 2 Peter 3:6^
  38. Even though Noah was building the ark (Genesis 6:13-14) and preaching (2 Peter 2:5; see also Hebrews 11:7), they did not know. ^
  39. ηρεν (êren) - “took” ^
  40. παραλαμβανεται (paralambanetai) - “taken along” ^
  41. μυλωνι (mulôni) - “mill house” - Critical Text has μυλω (mulô) “mill.” ^
  42. γρηγορειτε (grêgoreite) – "Be awake" - See footnote for Luke 12:37^
  43. Likewise warning in Luke 12:35-40. Verse 40 is just like here, Matthew 24:44 (“you do not think”). See also Mark 13:33^
  44. δουλος (doulos) - “slave” - same word for slave in verse 46 also. ^
  45. θεραπειας (therapeias) - “servants” - See footnote for Luke 12:42^
  46. John 21:15-17; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 3:12-14; 10:24^
  47. κακος (kakos) - “bad” ^
  48. ο βρυγμος των οδοντων (ha brugmos tôn odontôn) - “the gnashing of teeth” - See Job 16:9; Psalm 35:16; 37:12; 112:9-10; Lamentations 2:16; Acts 7:54 (Matthew 8:12; 13:42, 50; 22:13; 25:30; Luke 13:28) [Mark 9:18 a demon]. ^
  49. Likewise warning in Luke 12:41-48^
  50. Mirrored here^

8 Responses

  1. The second coming will not happen until after the man of sin is revealed. After which, the rapture will take place. Then following, there will be approximately three and a half years of tribulation. And finally, a thousand years of Christ ruling this current earth. Near the end of those thousand years, there will be a rebellion, and Christ will defeat it and He will make a new heaven and a new earth. From there will be the eternal life in the kingdom of God, for those who were chosen from the creation of the first earth to believe.

  2. Going, make disciples of all the nations, immersing them into the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit, teaching them to keep all things which I commanded you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the age.” Amen. -- sunteleiav (sunteleias) - “end” - found also only in Matthew 13:39, 40, 49; 24:3; Hebrews 9:26.

    aiwnov (aiônos) - “age” - this word can be translated “forever” (e.g. Matthew 6:13) or “age” (e.g. Matthew 12:32). Considering the usage of these two words (sunteleiav & aiwnov) used together in Matthew 13:39, 40, 49; 24:3; Hebrews 9:26, it's evident “age” is the appropriate translation.

  3. And he called his name Noach saying, “This one will comfort us from our labors and from the toil of our hands from the ground which Yehvah cursed.” -- “Noach” - j'nœ (noach) – Noach evidently means rest. The verb form, similar in spelling, is used, for example, in Numbers 11:25 (rested); Joshua 3:13; and Nehemiah 9:28. Besides Genesis chapters 5-10, Noach is also mentioned in 1 Chronicles 1:4; Isaiah 54:9; Ezekiel 14:14, 20; Matthew 24:37-38; Luke 3:36; 17:26-27; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20; and 2 Peter 2:5. Being that Noach was born in 1056 SC, 3072 BCL, Noach was not a contemporary with Adam. Noach was born 126 years after Adam died. Yet, all Noach’s recorded living relatives lived contemporaneously with Adam. Noach and his sons are the only ones mentioned, by name, that did not live while Adam was alive. There is a "Noah" in Numbers 26:33; 27:1; 36:11; and Joshua 17:3, but this “Noah” is a female, the daughter of Zelophehad; and her name is spelled differently in the Hebrew (h[;nœ, no`âh).

  4. For Christ is end of law for righteousness to all who believe. -- Τέλος (Telos) “end” - used for the “end” of something (e.g. Matthew 10:22; 24:6, 13-14; 26:58; etc.) and “custom.” (i.e. tax, e.g. Matthew 17:25; Romans 13:7)

  5. ..in the hope, rejoicing, in the tribulation, enduring, in the prayer, continuing.. -- Matthew 13:21//Mark 4:17; Matthew 24:13; Luke 21:19; John 16:33; Romans 5:3; 8:35; 1 Thessalonians 3:4; Revelation 1:9

  6. So then, let us pursue the things of the peace and the things of the building of one another. -- οἰκοδομῆς (oikodomês) “building” - noun – used for actual “buildings” (plural) Matthew 24:1; Mark 13:1-2. Used in the sense of edification (building up) in e.g. 1 Corinthians 14:3, 5, 12, 16; Ephesians 4:12, 16, 29; used for the “building” (i.e. the body of Christ) in 1 Corinthians 3:9; Ephesians 2:21; and for the “building” (body) we have in the heavens in 2 Corinthians 5:1.

  7. And the report of him went into all Syria. And they brought to him all who had it bad afflicted with various diseases and torments, and who were demoniacs and moonstruck and paralytics. And he healed them. -- σεληνιαζομενους (selêniazomenous) “moonstruck” or “lunatics” (KJV “lunatick”) - also found in Matthew 17:15. NKJV, NAS has “epileptics,” NIV “those having seizures,” which appears to be supported by Matthew 17:15 (see also Mark 9:17-29). The word for moon in Greek is σεληνη (selênê), e.g. Matthew 24:29. See also Psalm 121:6.

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