Matthew 24:37
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New International Version
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

New Living Translation
"When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day.

English Standard Version
For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

New American Standard Bible
"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

King James Bible
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

International Standard Version
because just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.

NET Bible
For just like the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But just as the days of Noah, so will the coming of The Son of Man be.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When the Son of Man comes again, it will be exactly like the days of Noah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

King James 2000 Bible
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

American King James Version
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

American Standard Version
And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Darby Bible Translation
But as the days of Noe, so also shall be the coming of the Son of man.

English Revised Version
And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as the days of Noah were, so will also the coming of the Son of man be.

Weymouth New Testament
For as it was in the time of Noah, so it will be at the Coming of the Son of Man.

World English Bible
"As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Young's Literal Translation
and as the days of Noah -- so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:29-41 Christ foretells his second coming. It is usual for prophets to speak of things as near and just at hand, to express the greatness and certainty of them. Concerning Christ's second coming, it is foretold that there shall be a great change, in order to the making all things new. Then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds. At his first coming, he was set for a sign that should be spoken against, but at his second coming, a sign that should be admired. Sooner or later, all sinners will be mourners; but repenting sinners look to Christ, and mourn after a godly sort; and those who sow in those tears shall shortly reap in joy. Impenitent sinners shall see Him whom they have pierced, and, though they laugh now, shall mourn and weep in endless horror and despair. The elect of God are scattered abroad; there are some in all places, and all nations; but when that great gathering day comes, there shall not one of them be missing. Distance of place shall keep none out of heaven. Our Lord declares that the Jews should never cease to be a distinct people, until all things he had been predicting were fulfilled. His prophecy reaches to the day of final judgment; therefore he here, ver. 34, foretells that Judah shall never cease to exist as a distinct people, so long as this world shall endure. Men of the world scheme and plan for generation upon generation here, but they plan not with reference to the overwhelming, approaching, and most certain event of Christ's second coming, which shall do away every human scheme, and set aside for ever all that God forbids. That will be as surprising a day, as the deluge to the old world. Apply this, first, to temporal judgments, particularly that which was then hastening upon the nation and people of the Jews. Secondly, to the eternal judgment. Christ here shows the state of the old world when the deluge came. They were secure and careless; they knew not, until the flood came; and they believed not. Did we know aright that all earthly things must shortly pass away, we should not set our eyes and hearts so much upon them as we do. The evil day is not the further off for men's putting it far from them. What words can more strongly describe the suddenness of our Saviour's coming! Men will be at their respective businesses, and suddenly the Lord of glory will appear. Women will be in their house employments, but in that moment every other work will be laid aside, and every heart will turn inward and say, It is the Lord! Am I prepared to meet him? Can I stand before him? And what, in fact, is the day of judgment to the whole world, but the day of death to every one?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 37. - As the days of Noe were. In citing this example, the Lord has special reference to the fact that the warning then given was not heeded (Genesis 6:3). If, as seems probable, the antediluvians had more than a century's warning of the coming flood, it can hardly be only the suddenness of the calamity to which Christ would point (1 Peter 3:20). He has used the illustration elsewhere (Luke 17:26, 27), where also the destruction of Sodom is adduced as a type of the last day. So shall also The parousia of Christ shall fall on a world incredulous and heedless.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But as the days of Noe were,.... So Noah is usually called Noe by the Septuagint: the sense is, as were the practices of the men of that generation, in which Noah lived, so will be the practices of the men of that age, in which the son of man comes; or as the flood, which happened in the days of Noah, was sudden and unexpected; it came upon men thoughtless about it, though they had warning of it; and was universal, swept them all away, excepting a few that were saved in the ark:

so shall also the coming of the son of man be; to take vengeance on the Jews, on a sudden, at an unawares, when they would be unthoughtful about it; though they were forewarned of it by Christ and his apostles, and their destruction be as universal; all would be involved in it, excepting a few, that were directed a little before, to go out of the city of Jerusalem to Pella; where they were saved, as Noah and his family were in the ark.



Matthew 24:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
Be Ready at Any Hour
36"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38"For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,…
Cross References
Genesis 6:5
The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.

Genesis 6:8
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 7:6
Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

Matthew 24:3
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"

Matthew 24:27
For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:30
"Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Luke 17:26
"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
Treasury of Scripture

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Genesis 6:1-7:24 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the …

Job 22:15-17 Have you marked the old way which wicked men have trodden…

Luke 17:26,27 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days …

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

1 Peter 3:20,21 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of …

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a …

2 Peter 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

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