Matthew 24:28
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New International Version
Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

New Living Translation
Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.

English Standard Version
Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Berean Study Bible
Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

Berean Literal Bible
For wherever the carcass may be, there the vultures will be gathered.

New American Standard Bible
"Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

King James Bible
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wherever the carcass is, there the vultures will gather.

International Standard Version
Wherever there's a corpse, there the vultures will gather.

NET Bible
Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wherever the body will be, there will the eagles be gathered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Vultures will gather wherever there is a dead body.

New American Standard 1977
“Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For wherever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

King James 2000 Bible
For wherever the carcass is, there will the vultures be gathered together.

American King James Version
For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

American Standard Version
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.

Darby Bible Translation
[For] wherever the carcase is, there will be gathered the eagles.

English Revised Version
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Webster's Bible Translation
For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be collected.

Weymouth New Testament
Wherever the dead body is, there will the vultures flock together.

World English Bible
For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together.

Young's Literal Translation
for wherever the carcase may be, there shall the eagles be gathered together.
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 Return of the Son of Man
27For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. 29Immediately after the tribulation 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 powers of the heavens will be shaken.’…
Cross References
Job 39:30
"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."

Ezekiel 39:17
"As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, "Assemble and come, gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.

Habakkuk 1:8
"Their horses are swifter than leopards And keener than wolves in the evening. Their horsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.

Luke 17:37
"Where, Lord?" they asked. Jesus answered, "Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather."
Treasury of Scripture

For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end …

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Luke 17:37 And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, …

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