Matthew 24:26
Good News Translation
"Or, if people should tell you, 'Look, he is out in the desert!'--don't go there; or if they say, 'Look, he is hiding here!'--don't believe it.

Contemporary English Version
If you are told the Messiah is out in the desert, don't go there! And if you are told he is in some secret place, don't believe it!

Douay-Rheims Bible
If therefore they shall say to you, Behold he is in the desert: go ye not out. Behold he is in the closets: believe it not.

New American Bible
So if they say to you, ‘He is in the desert,’ do not go out there; if they say, ‘He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If therefore they shall say to you, Behold he is in the desert: go ye not out. Behold he is in the closets: believe it not.

Wherefore.

Matthew 21:38 But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance.

). One persuaded the people to go up into the temple, which being set on fire by the Romans,

6,000 perished in the flames.

he is in the desert.

Matthew 3:1 And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea.

Isaiah 40:3 The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God.

Luke 3:2,3 Under the high priests Anna and Caiphas: the word of the Lord was made unto John, the son of Zachary, in the desert. . . .

Acts 21:38 Art not thou that Egyptian who before these days didst raise a tumult and didst lead forth into the desert four thousand men that were murderers?

Context
The Return of the Son of Man
25Behold I have told it to you, beforehand. 26If therefore they shall say to you, Behold he is in the desert: go ye not out. Behold he is in the closets: believe it not. 27For as lightning cometh out of the east and appeareth even into the west: so shall also the cowling of the Son of man be.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:25
Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.

Matthew 24:27
For as lightning cometh out of the east and appeareth even into the west: so shall also the cowling of the Son of man be.

Acts 21:38
Art not thou that Egyptian who before these days didst raise a tumult and didst lead forth into the desert four thousand men that were murderers?

Additional Translations
So if they tell you, ‘There He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.

Therefore if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go forth; or 'Behold, in the inner rooms,' do not believe.

Why if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe it not.

If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, [he is] in the inner chambers, do not believe [it].

If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe it not.

Wherefore, if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

If therefore they should say to you, 'See, He is in the Desert!' do not go out there: or 'See, He is indoors in the room!' do not believe it.

If therefore they tell you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' don't go out; 'Behold, he is in the inner rooms,' don't believe it.

'If therefore they may say to you, Lo, in the wilderness he is, ye may not go forth; lo, in the inner chambers, ye may not believe;
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