New American Standard Bible
"Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
King James Bible
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Darby Bible Translation
and many false prophets shall arise and shall mislead many;
World English Bible
Many false prophets will arise, and will lead many astray.
Young's Literal Translation
'And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And many false prophets - Many men pretending to be prophets or foretellers of future events. This refers not to the false "Messiahs" of which he had spoken Matthew 24:5, but to prophets who should appear during the siege of the city. Of them Josephus says: "The tyrannical zealots who ruled the city suborned "many false prophets" to declare that aid would be given to the people from heaven. This was done to prevent them from attempting to desert, and to inspire confidence in God." - "Jewish Wars," b. 6 chapter 5, section 2, 3.
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'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season! 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Watch unto Prayer. "
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The vineyard and Its Keepers
"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
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