Matthew 24:22
Good News Translation
But God has already reduced the number of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.

Contemporary English Version
If God doesn't make the time shorter, no one will be left alive. But because of God's chosen ones, he will make the time shorter.

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.

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

except.

Mark 13:20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be saved: but, for the sake of the elect which he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

for.

Isaiah 6:13 And there shall be still a tithing therein, and she shall turn, and shall be made a show as a turpentine tree, and as an oak that spreadeth its branches: that which shall stand therein, shall be a holy seed.

Isaiah 65:8,9 Thus saith the Lord: As if a grain be found in a cluster, and it be said: Destroy it not, because it is a blessing: so will I do for the sake of my servants, that I may not destroy the whole. . . .

Zechariah 13:8 And there shall be in all the earth, saith the Lord, two parts in it shall be scattered, and shall perish: but the third part shall be left therein.

Zechariah 14:2 And I will gather all nations to Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken, and the houses shall be rifled, and the women shall be defiled: and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the rest of the people shall not be taken away out of the city.

Romans 9:11 For when the children were not yet born, nor had done any good or evil (that the purpose of God according to election might stand):

Romans 11:25-31 For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in. . . .

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.

Context
The Abomination of Desolation
21For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. 22And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say to you, Lo here is Christ, or there: do not believe him.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:14
For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.

Matthew 24:31
And he shall send his angels with a trumpet and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them.

Luke 18:7
And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night? And will he have patience in their regard?

1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers dispersed through Pontus, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, elect,

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.
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