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Matthew 24:23-26

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24:23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ 1  or ‘There he is!’ do not believe him. 24:24 For false messiahs 2  and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 24:25 Remember, 3  I have told you ahead of time. 24:26 So then, if someone 4  says to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ 5  do not go out, or ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe him.

1 tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

sn See the note on Christ in 1:16.

2 tn Or “false christs”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

3 tn Or “Pay attention!” Grk “Behold.”

4 tn Grk “they say.” The third person plural is used here as an indefinite and translated “someone” (ExSyn 402).

5 tn Or “in the desert.”



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