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Matthew 24:10

    Matthew 24:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And numbers of people will be turned from the right way, and will give one another up and have hate for one another.

    Webster's Revision

    And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

    World English Bible

    Then many will stumble, and will deliver up one another, and will hate one another.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 24:10

    Then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another - To illustrate this point, one sentence out of Tacitus (Annal. l. xv). will be sufficient, who, speaking of the persecution under Nero, says, At first several were seized, who confessed, and then by Their Discovery a great multitude of others were convicted and executed.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 24:10

    Many shall be offended - See the notes at Matthew 5:29. Many shall stumble, fall, apostatize from a profession of religion. Many who "professed" to love me will then show that they had no "real" attachment to me; and in those trying times it will be seen that they knew nothing of genuine Christian love. See 1 John 2:19.

    Shall betray one another - Those who thus apostatize from professed attachment to me will betray others who really love me. This they would do to secure their own safety, by revealing the names, habitations, or places of concealment of others.

    Shall hate one another - Not that real Christians would do this, but those who had professed to be such would then show that they were not his true followers, and would hate one another. Luke adds that they should be betrayed "by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends," Luke 21:16. They would break over the most tender ties to surrender Christians to punishment. So great would be their hatred of Christianity, that it would overcome all the natural endearments of kindred and home. This, in the persecutions of Christians, has often occurred, and nothing shows more fully the deep and deadly hatred of the human heart to the gospel. Compare the notes at Matthew 10:21.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 24:10

    24:10 Then shall many he offended - So as utterly to make shipwreck of faith and a pure conscience. But hold ye fast faith, Mt 24:11. in spite of false prophets: love, even when iniquity and offences abound, Mt 24:12. And hope, unto the end, Mt 24:13. He that does so, shall be snatched out of the burning. The love of many will wax cold - The generality of those who love God will (like the Church at Ephesus, Rev 2:4,) leave their first love.