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


15 “Therefore, when you see the abomination xv of the desolation xvi spoken of through xvii Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place xviii (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 xix 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, xx all flesh would not be saved. xxi But because of the elect, those days will be shortened. 23 Then if someone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ!' or 'Here!' xxii do not believe. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and give great signs xxiii 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. xxiv 28 For wherever the corpse xxv is, there shall the eagles xxvi be gathered together.”


29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun xxvii will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; and the stars xxviii 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 xxix and see the son of the man coming upon the clouds of the heaven with power and great glory. xxx 31 And he will send his messengers with a trumpet xxxi of great sound, xxxii 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. xxxiii 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 xxxiv will by no means pass away until all these things happen. 35 The heavens and the earth will pass away, xxxv 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, xxxvi eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah went into the ark, 39 and they did not know xxxvii until the flood came and took xxxviii 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 xxxix and the one is left. 41 Two grinding in the mill house, xl one is taken along and one is left. 42 Be awake, xli 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.” xlii


45 “Who then is the faithful wise slave, xliii whom his lord appointed over his servants xliv to give them the food xlv 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 xlvi 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 xlvii of the teeth.” xlviii


Matthew 23 - Matthew 25


Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. xlix

  1. aiwnov (aiônos) - “age” ^
  2. umav planhsh (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. egw eimi o cristov (egô eimi ho christos) - “I am the Christ” - this = “I am the anointed” or “I am the anointed one.” Christ (cristov) means “anointed.” For example, cristov (christos) is found in the LXX in Leviticus 4:5, 16; 6:22(H6:15) for “the anointed priest” (o iereuv o cristov [ho iereus ho christos]; Hebrew j'yviM;h' ÷heKoh' [hakkohên hammâshiyach]), 1 Samuel 12:5 for “His anointed” (cristov autou [christos autou]), and 1 Samuel 24:6(H7), 10(H11); Lamentations 4:20 for “the Lord's anointed” or “the anointed of the Lord” (cristov kuriou [christos kurios], Hebrew hw:hy] j'yvim; [mâshiyach yehvah]). See also Mark 13:6. ^
  4. Like Benny Hinn, etc. ^
  5. akoav (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 ouv (ous) is also a word for ear (e.g. Matthew 10:27; Luke 22:50). ^
  6. Job 12:23 ^
  7. “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. ^
  8. Psalm 119:165 (Proverbs 3:23; 4:12); Hosea 14:9 ^
  9. 1 John 2:18-19 ^
  10. plhyunyhnai (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. ^
  11. qughsetai (psugêsetai) - “become cold” - only found here – the noun akin to this is qucov (psuchos), “cold,” found in John 18:18; Acts 28:2; 2 Corinthians 11:27. There is also qucrov (psuchros) found only in Matthew 10:42 & Revelation 3:15-16. ^
  12. upomeinav (upomeinas) - “endures” - more literally, “remains under” - upo (upo) “under” (e.g. Matthew 23:37) and meinav (meinas) “remain” (e.g. John 15:11, meinh). ^
  13. oikoumenh (oikoumenê) - “inhabited world” - see footnote for Luke 2:1. ^
  14. 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. ^
  15. bdelugma (bdelugma) - “abomination” - found also only in Mark 13:14; Luke 16:15; Revelation 17:4-5; 21:27. ^
  16. erhmwsewv (erêmôseôs) - “desolation” - found also only in Mark 13:14; Luke 21:20. In LXX in Daniel 12:11 it is written, to bdelugma erhmwsewv (to bdelugma erêmôseôs), here in Matthew, to bdelugma thv erhmwsewv (to bdelugma tês erêmôseôs), in the Hebrew, µmevo ÅWQvi (shiqquts shomêm). ^
  17. dia (dia) - “through” - Mark 13:14 has upo (upo) “by.” dia (dia) may also be translated “by.” ^
  18. 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 John 2:18 (Daniel 9:27) ^
  19. See footnote for John 21:18-19. ^
  20. ekolobwyhsan (ekolobôthêsan) - “shortened” - only found in this verse and in Mark 13:20(2x). ^
  21. Isaiah 13:6-12; 24:1-6 ^
  22. wde (ôde) – same word as “here” in “Behold, here is the Christ!” ^
  23. 2 Thesslonians 2:7-9 ^
  24. Luke 17:24 ^
  25. ptwma (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. ^
  26. aetoi (aetoi) - “eagles” - found also only in Luke 17:37; Revelation 4:7; 8:13; 12:14. Also LXX Isaiah 40:31 (aetoi). ^
  27. Zechariah 14:6-7 (Jeremiah 31:35) ^
  28. Isaiah 24:17-23 ^
  29. koqontai (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. ^
  30. Revelation 6:12-17 (note also Revelation 19:19); Isaiah 2:12, 19-21 (22) ^
  31. salpiggov (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 Thessonlians 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. ^

  32. fwnhv megalhv (phônês megalês) - “of great sound” - Critical text does not have fwnhv (phônês), “sound” or “voice,” thus NAS has “great trumpet,” KJV, NKJV “great sound of a trumpet.” ^
  33. Luke 21:29 adds “and all the trees.” ^
  34. h genea auth (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,” yliqiv megalh (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, thv yliqewv thv megalhv (tês thlipseôs tês megalês), “the great tribulation” in Revelation 7:14. See also footnote for John 21:19. ^
  35. Job 14:12; Psalm 72:7 ^
  36. kataklusmou (kataklusmou) - “flood” - found also only in Matthew 24:39; Luke 17:27; 2 Peter 2:5. The verb, kataklusyeiv (kataklustheis), is only found in 2 Peter 3:6. ^
  37. 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. ^
  38. hren (êren) - “took” ^
  39. paralambanetai (paralambanetai) - “taken along” ^
  40. mulwni (mulôni) - “mill house” - Critical Text has mulw (mulô) “mill.” ^
  41. grhgoreite (grêgoreite) – "Be awake" - See footnote for Luke 12:37. ^
  42. 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. ^
  43. doulov (doulos) - “slave” - same word for slave in verse 46 also. ^
  44. yerapeiav (therapeias) - “servants” - See footnote for Luke 12:42. ^
  45. John 21:15-17; Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 3:12-14; 10:24. ^
  46. kakov (kakos) - “bad” ^
  47. o brugmov twn odontwn (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]. ^
  48. Likewise warning in Luke 12:41-48. ^
  49. Mirrored here^

4 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).

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