Matthew 24 :40

Matthew 24 :40 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Then shall two man be in the field; one is taken, and one is left:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then two men will be in the field; one is taken, and one let go;

Webster's Revision

Then will two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

World English Bible

Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and one will be left;

English Revised Version (ERV)

Then shall two men be in the field; one is taken, and one is left:

Definitions for Matthew 24 :40

Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 24 :40

Then shall two men - two women - one shall be taken, and the other left - The meaning seems to be, that so general should these calamities be, that no two persons, wheresoever found, or about whatsoever employed, should be both able to effect their escape; and that captivity and the sword should have a complete triumph over this unhappy people.

Two women shall be grinding - Women alone are still employed in grinding the corn in the east; and it is only when despatch is required, or the uppermost millstone is heavy, that a second woman is added. See Wakefield, and Harmer, Obs. vol. i. 253. That they were formerly thus employed, see Exodus 11:5, and the note there. See also Isaiah 47:2.

Barnes's Commentary on Matthew 24 :40

Then shall two be in the field ... - The calamity will come suddenly. There will be no escape for those whom it overtakes.

One shall be taken - The word "taken" may mean either to be taken away from the danger - that is, rescued, as Lot was Luke 17:28-29, or to be taken away "by death." Probably the latter is the meaning.

Wesley's Commentary on Matthew 24 :40

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