New International Version
"If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.
King James Bible
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Darby Bible Translation
and if [the] Lord had not cut short those days, no flesh should have been saved; but on account of the elect whom he has chosen, he has cut short those days.
World English Bible
Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days.
Young's Literal Translation
and if the Lord did not shorten the days, no flesh had been saved; but because of the chosen, whom He did choose to Himself, He did shorten the days.
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Had shortened those days - Because of his chosen, added by D, Armenian, and five of the Itala. See Matthew 24:22.
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Content of Revelation. God Three in one and the Incarnation.
"If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now--and never to be equaled again.
At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'Look, there he is!' do not believe it.
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