New Living Translation
for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many.
King James Bible
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Darby Bible Translation
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.
World English Bible
For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray.
Young's Literal Translation
for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:5 Many shall come in my name - First, false Christs, next, false prophets, Mt 24:11. At length, both together, Mt 24:24. And indeed never did so many impostors appear in the world as a few years before the destruction of Jerusalem; undoubtedly because that was the time wherein the Jews in general expected the Messiah.
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Very quickly will there be an end of thee here; take heed therefore how it will be with thee in another world. To-day man is, and to-morrow he will be seen no more. And being removed out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind. O the dulness and hardness of man's heart, which thinketh only of the present, and looketh not forward to the future. Thou oughtest in every deed and thought so to order thyself, as if thou wert to die this day. If thou hadst a good conscience thou wouldst not greatly …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
The Second Coming of Christ.
"This is what the LORD says: Do not fool yourselves into thinking that the Babylonians are gone for good. They aren't!
And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.
For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones.
For I have come to you in my Father's name, and you have rejected me. Yet if others come in their own name, you gladly welcome them.
That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I Am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins."
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I Am he. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me.
Some time ago there was that fellow Theudas, who pretended to be someone great. About 400 others joined him, but he was killed, and all his followers went their various ways. The whole movement came to nothing.
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