New American Standard Bible
"Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.
King James Bible
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Darby Bible Translation
Then if any one say to you, Behold, here is the Christ, or here, believe it not.
World English Bible
"Then if any man tells you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or, 'There,' don't believe it.
Young's Literal Translation
Then if any one may say to you, Lo, here is the Christ! or here! ye may not believe;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lo, here is Christ - The Messiah. The Jews expected the Messiah to deliver them from Roman oppression. In the time of these great calamities they would anxiously look for him. Many would claim "to be" the Messiah. Many would follow those who set up that claim. Many would rejoice to believe that he was come, and would call on others, Christians with the rest, to follow them.
Believe it not - You have evidence that the Messiah has come, and you are not to be deceived by the plausible pretensions of others.
LibraryWatching for the King
'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season! 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Watch unto Prayer. "
Third Sunday Before Lent
The vineyard and Its Keepers
"They will say to you, 'Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after them.
But the centurion was more persuaded by the pilot and the captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
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