Matthew 24:22
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New International Version
"If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

New Living Translation
In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God's chosen ones.

English Standard Version
And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Berean Study Bible
If those days had not been cut short, nobody would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.

Berean Literal Bible
And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the elect, those days will be shortened.

New American Standard Bible
"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

King James Bible
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Unless those days were limited, no one would survive. But those days will be limited because of the elect.

International Standard Version
If those days hadn't been limited, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be limited.

NET Bible
And if those days had not been cut short, no one would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If those days are not cut short no one would live, but because of the chosen ones, those days will be cut short.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If God does not reduce the number of those days, no one will be saved. But those days will be reduced because of those whom God has chosen.

New American Standard 1977
“And unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days shall be cut short.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

King James 2000 Bible
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

American King James Version
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

American Standard Version
And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.

Darby Bible Translation
and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short.

English Revised Version
And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Webster's Bible Translation
And except those days should be shortened, there would no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Weymouth New Testament
And if those days had not been cut short, no one would escape; but for the sake of God's own People those days will be cut short.

World English Bible
Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.

Young's Literal Translation
And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Abomination of Desolation
21For at that time there will be great tribulation, unmatched from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be seen again. 22If those days had not been cut short, nobody would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened. 23At that time, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe it.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:14
For many are called, but few are chosen."

Matthew 24:24
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.

Matthew 24:31
And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Luke 18:7
Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help?

1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the elect, exiles of the Dispersion throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
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