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Matthew 24:41

    Matthew 24:41 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    two women'shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Two women will be crushing grain; one is taken, and one let go.

    Webster's Revision

    two women'shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.

    World English Bible

    two women grinding at the mill, one will be taken and one will be left.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 24:41

    Two women ... - Grinding in the East was performed, as it is now, chiefly by hand. The millstones were about 2 feet in diameter and 12 foot in thickness. The lower one was fixed, and the upper one was turned by a handle or crank. This was done by two persons, who sat opposite to each other. One took hold of the mill-handle and turned it half-way round; the other then seized it and completed the revolution. This was done by women - by servants of the lowest order - and was a very laborious employment. See Exodus 11:5; Job 31:10; Isaiah 47:2; Judges 16:21. The meaning of this verse is similar to the former. Of two persons sitting near each other, one shall be taken and the other. left. The calamity would be sudden, and would come upon them before they were aware.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 24:41

    24:41 Two women shall be grinding - Which was then a common employment of women.