23 (A)Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [a]Christ,’ or ‘He is over here,’ do not believe him. 24 For false christs and (B)false prophets will arise and will provide great [b](C)signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even (D)the [c]elect. 25 Behold, I have told you in advance. 26 So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. 27 (E)For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will the (F)coming of the (G)Son of Man [d]be. 28 (H)Wherever the corpse is, there the [e]vultures will gather.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:23 I.e., Messiah
  2. Matthew 24:24 I.e., confirming miracles
  3. Matthew 24:24 Or chosen ones
  4. Matthew 24:27 I.e., be visible everywhere
  5. Matthew 24:28 Or eagles