Matthew 24:26
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English Standard Version
So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Matthew 24:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In the desert - Secret chambers

Rev., wilderness - inner chambers. Both retired places, indicating that the false Messiahs will avoid public scrutiny.

Matthew 24:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wherefore. Our Lord not only foretells the appearance of these impostors, but also the manner and circumstance of their conduct. Accordingly, Josephus says that many impostors persuaded the people to follow them to the desert, promising them signs and wonders done by the providence of God. (See also Ac.

Matthew 21:38 But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him...

). 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 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Luke 3:2,3 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness...

Acts 21:38 Are not you that Egyptian, which before these days made an uproar...

Cross References
Matthew 24:25
See, I have told you beforehand.

Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Acts 21:38
Are you not the Egyptian, then, who recently stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out into the wilderness?"

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