Matthew 24:11
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New International Version
and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

New Living Translation
And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.

English Standard Version
And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.

New American Standard Bible
"Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.

King James Bible
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

International Standard Version
Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people,

NET Bible
And many false prophets will appear and deceive many,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And many false Prophets will arise and will deceive many.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.

King James 2000 Bible
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

American King James Version
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

American Standard Version
And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many.

Darby Bible Translation
and many false prophets shall arise and shall mislead many;

English Revised Version
And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.

Webster's Bible Translation
And many false prophets will rise, and will deceive many.

Weymouth New Testament
Many false prophets will rise up and lead multitudes astray;

World English Bible
Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.

Young's Literal Translation
'And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:4-28 The disciples had asked concerning the times, When these things should be? Christ gave them no answer to that; but they had also asked, What shall be the sign? This question he answers fully. The prophecy first respects events near at hand, the destruction of Jerusalem, the end of the Jewish church and state, the calling of the Gentiles, and the setting up of Christ's kingdom in the world; but it also looks to the general judgment; and toward the close, points more particularly to the latter. What Christ here said to his disciples, tended more to promote caution than to satisfy their curiosity; more to prepare them for the events that should happen, than to give a distinct idea of the events. This is that good understanding of the times which all should covet, thence to infer what Israel ought to do. Our Saviour cautions his disciples to stand on their guard against false teachers. And he foretells wars and great commotions among nations. From the time that the Jews rejected Christ, and he left their house desolate, the sword never departed from them. See what comes of refusing the gospel. Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war. But where the heart is fixed, trusting in God, it is kept in peace, and is not afraid. It is against the mind of Christ, that his people should have troubled hearts, even in troublous times. When we looked forward to the eternity of misery that is before the obstinate refusers of Christ and his gospel, we may truly say, The greatest earthly judgments are but the beginning of sorrows. It is comforting that some shall endure even to the end. Our Lord foretells the preaching of the gospel in all the world. The end of the world shall not be till the gospel has done its work. Christ foretells the ruin coming upon the people of the Jews; and what he said here, would be of use to his disciples, for their conduct and for their comfort. If God opens a door of escape, we ought to make our escape, otherwise we do not trust God, but tempt him. It becomes Christ's disciples, in times of public trouble, to be much in prayer: that is never out of season, but in a special manner seasonable when we are distressed on every side. Though we must take what God sends, yet we may pray against sufferings; and it is very trying to a good man, to be taken by any work of necessity from the solemn service and worship of God on the sabbath day. But here is one word of comfort, that for the elect's sake these days shall be made shorter than their enemies designed, who would have cut all off, if God, who used these foes to serve his own purpose, had not set bounds to their wrath. Christ foretells the rapid spreading of the gospel in the world. It is plainly seen as the lightning. Christ preached his gospel openly. The Romans were like an eagle, and the ensign of their armies was an eagle. When a people, by their sin, make themselves as loathsome carcasses, nothing can be expected but that God should send enemies to destroy them. It is very applicable to the day of judgment, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in that day, 2Th 2:1. Let us give diligence to make our calling and election sure; then may we know that no enemy or deceiver shall ever prevail against us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - False prophets (ver. 24). These were not necessarily predictors or soothsayers, but teachers having, as they said, a message from God. Such pretenders have arisen in every great crisis; but the Jews a few years later were deceived continually by fanatics or impostors, who professed to be inspired, and premised the infatuated people deliverance, urging them to resist the Romans, in expectation of the coming of Messiah to lead them to immediate victory (comp. Josephus, 'Bell. Jud.,' 6:05. 2). The designation "false prophets" applies also to those heretical teachers who vexed the peace of the early Church, and of whom St. John expressly speaks, "Many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1). These were Judaizing and Gnostic teachers, who tried to mar the good work of the apostles (see Acts 20:30; Romans 16:17, 18; 2 Corinthians 11:13; Galatians 1:7-9; Colossians 2:18-23, etc.). Throughout the Christian ages heresiarchs have always raised their evil voices, and the history of the Church is very much composed of accounts of such teachers, and of the efforts made to suppress them and to correct their pernicious doctrines.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And many false prophets shall rise,.... Out of, from among the churches of Christ; at least under the name of Christians; for false teachers are here meant, men of heretical principles, pretending to a spirit of prophecy, and to new revelations, and a better understanding of the Scriptures; such as Simon Magus, Ebion, and Cerinthus, who denied the proper deity, and real humanity of Christ; Carpocrates, and the Gnostics his followers, the Nicolaitans, Hymcneus, Philetus, and others:

and shall deceive many: as they all of them had their followers, and large numbers of them, whose faith was subverted by them; and who followed their pernicious ways, being imposed upon and seduced by their fair words, specious pretences, and licentious practices.



Matthew 24:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Witnessing to All Nations
10"At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11"Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:15
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

Matthew 24:5
For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah,' and will deceive many.

Matthew 24:12
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

Matthew 24:24
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Treasury of Scripture

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Matthew 24:5,24 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many…

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, …

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs …

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, …

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

1 John 2:18,26 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that …

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old …

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

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