Matthew 24

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Matthew 24
Papyrus 1 - recto.jpg
Matthew 1:1-9,12 on the recto side of Papyrus 1, written about AD 250.
Book Gospel of Matthew
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 1
Category Gospel

Matthew 24 is the twenty-fourth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records the Olivet Discourse spoken by Jesus Christ.[1] The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Matthew the Apostle composed this Gospel.[2]



This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

Cross references[edit]

Verse 15[edit]

New King James Version

Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand)[3]

Citation from Daniel 11:31; Daniel 12:11

Verse 36[edit]

New King James Version

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.[4]

Verse 37[edit]

New King James Version

But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.[5]

Verse 38[edit]

New King James Version

For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,[6]

Referring to Noah's Ark and Noah's Flood

Verse 39[edit]

New King James Version

and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
  2. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  3. ^ Matthew 24:15
  4. ^ Matthew 24:36
  5. ^ Matthew 24:37
  6. ^ Matthew 24:38
  7. ^ Matthew 24:39

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Preceded by
Matthew 23
Chapters of the Bible
Gospel of Matthew
Succeeded by
Matthew 25