The Mount of Olives is one of the most emblematic places for Christians, since one of Jesus’ greatest discourses took place there. Matthew 24 tells us about it in a very detailed way and we are going to show it to you today.
Matthew chapter 24 of the Bible
What did Our Lord Jesus Christ say before being betrayed and crucified by all mankind? Without knowing it, it is intuitive to think that his words were of an unparalleled intensity, conveying a message of great importance.
The Gospels give us the answer, specifically Matthew 24 of the Bible with its detailed description of the facts. In this new article from Your Online Bible, you will be able to read and understand these powerful words with a detailed analysis of the text.
Without further ado, we begin this new article on Matthew 24 with which you will be able to strengthen your faith and pray to the Lord for all his grace.
This chapter is a discourse of Jesus‘ words pronounced with a very special aura, so having a first contact with the text orally will bring you closer to that unique moment that the most faithful people to Our Lord lived.
So, with this in mind and as an introduction to the text, we leave you with Matthew 24 in video and staged; with which we hope you will enjoy a lot and feel closer to Jesus and that moment of conflicting feelings.
Matthew 24 in English and large print
If you do not have enough with the video, or you prefer the written text, now you can read Matthew 24 The complete English translation of the Bible. Use this text as a reference for the following Bible commentary!
Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple
1 When Jesus came out of the temple and was going away, his disciples came to show him the temple buildings.
2 He answered and said to them, “Do you see all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Signs before the end
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass; but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in divers places.
8 And all this will be the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 Then shall many stumble, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise up, and shall deceive many;
12 And because wickedness is multiplied, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 Therefore, when you see in the holy place the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet (he who reads, let him understand),
16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
17 If you are on the roof, do not go down to get something to drink from your house;
18 and he who is in the field, do not turn back to take his cloak.
19 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 Pray, therefore, that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath;
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days were shortened, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect, those days will be shortened.
23 But if anyone says to you, “Look, here is the Christ,” or “Look, there he is,” do not believe it.
24 For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 I have told you before.
26 Therefore, if they say to you, “Look, he is in the desert, do not go out; or, “Look, he is in the inner rooms,” do not believe it.
27 For as the lightning comes out of the east and flashes as far as the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
The coming of the Son of Man
29 And immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
30 Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 From the fig tree learn the parable: When its branch is already tender, and its leaves sprout, you know that summer is near.
33 So likewise you also, when you see all these things, know that he is near at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away…..
36 But of the day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but only my Father.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 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,
39 and they did not understand until the flood came and swept them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women will be grinding at a mill; the one will be taken, and the other will be left.
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know at what hour your Lord is coming.
43 But know this, that if the householder knew at what hour the thief would come, he would watch, and not let his house be broken into…..
44 Therefore you also be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household to give them food in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant who, when his master comes, finds him doing so.
47 Verily I say unto you, that he shall set him over all his goods.
48 But if that wicked servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 and I will begin to strike his fellow servants, and even to eat and drink with the drunkards,
50 The lord of that servant will come in a day he does not expect, and at an hour he does not know,
51 and he will punish him severely, and will set his portion with the hypocrites; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 24 meaning and explanation
We finally come to the biblical commentary on Matthew 24 where we will analyze in detail its meaning and the transcendence of Jesus’ message on the Mount of Olives.
To do so, we will highlight the most important verses and with which you will understand the others. Remember, you can go back to the text above to get the reference of what we are talking about!
Also, take advantage of this commentary to reflect and understand the true meaning behind every word, and do not hesitate to pause to pray to the Lord. This will fill your heart with joy and you will feel God much closer.
Matthew 24:6 and Matthew 24:7
The chapter Matthew 24, begins with a prophecy: the temple in temple in Jerusalem will be destroyed. Little needs to be said about this, as it happened 40 years later by the Romans. It was already the second and last time that the temple was destroyed and led the Jews to a new diaspora.
Then the subject changes radically and we find the verses that correspond to this section. Here Jesus speaks of how things will be after He leaves the world in body, and how one day He will return to save those of us who believe in Him.
The verses we have highlighted for you speak of a reality that we are very much aware of today: there will be many warssome far away and others closer to anyone in our region, but surely there will be.
Jesus knows that his passage through the world was not the end of human conflicts, but only a warning and a way of redirecting our lives so that, when the day of salvation truly arrives, we will be saved. be saved.
There are many other prophecies of the Old Testament that speak of the fragility of human empires and the immutability of the kingdom of God. The Lord is above us all and human disputes have no place in his kingdom.
However, all these daily tribulations will be nothing compared to the final judgment. Final Judgmentwhen the Lord will prevail on Earth and evil will disappear.
This verse is also another prophecy that has been more than fulfilled. Many false prophets have tried to deceive people into following them and to have power and control over them.
We all think of cult leaders leaders of sects that are scattered all over the world, who seek to enrich themselves at the expense of people’s good faith and by overriding their will.
However, there is no need to go that far. In the society in which we live, the idolatries towards public figures, or even towards material objectsThe fact that many people are blind to the path of truth and live with selfishness.
These earthly idols only promote the accumulation of wealth. accumulation of wealth and the exaltation of people who live at the expense of their followers. Nothing to do with following Jesus and the Word of God.
Matthew 24:13 and Matthew 24:24
The Christian way is that of humility and lovealways seeking the good of others and loving the Lord above all else.
This is in contrast to the previous verse, where we have spoken of the false prophets who only seek personal enrichment. Christianity goes far beyond this and generates a collective good unequaled by these false idols.
Whoever perseveres in the faith and continues to believe in God will be saved. This has more than one meaning, for when there is faith and good works are done, the Lord protects us in life and also grants us the right to eternal life at his side.
In this verse we find another prophecy in which Jesus tells us how his story, and with it, the Word of God, would be passed on throughout the worldand with it, the Word of God, would be transmitted throughout the world, changing people’s hearts to discover the true faith.
In fact, the fact that we are here commenting on the Gospels is a good proof of the a good proof of it. Jesus preached in Israel and, on the day of His death, only the inhabitants of that region knew about Him and the events that took place there.
Today, however, Christianity is the majority religion. majority religion in the world, with millions of followers everywhere. And we must not stop, the Word of God must reach every corner and carrying it as a banner in our lives is a good way to achieve this.
In Matthew 24:15 Jesus speaks again about the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem, ratifying the prophecy of Daniel prophecy of Daniel made many years before.
Specifically, it refers to verse Daniel 11:31 which we leave you below:
“And troops will arise on their side, who will profane the sanctuary and the fortress, and will take away the continual sacrifice, and set up the abomination that maketh desolate.”
With all this we come to verse 26, where he affirms again that on the day salvation comes, it will be known to all. known to all and until then, anyone who claims that Christ has returned will be lying.
So, we must keep praying continually and living in the Word of God until that day comes so that we can be saved and live eternally. live eternally by his side.
The last part of the text explains how the coming of the coming of the Son of ManThe last part of the text explains how the coming of the Son of Man will be, that is, the final event of which we have been speaking in the previous part.
Everything that has been explained up to this point will continue to happen until the Lord returns, so that wars and false prophets will continue and false prophets throughout this time of waiting for his return.
So this will be an event that everyone will witness, so, as we said before, there is no need for anyone to go around saying that it is happening somewhere or other. In addition, nobody knows when it will be.
Christians, in faith, should not be afraid of that day and should continue to follow the Lord by praying and studying the Word of God. studying the Wordas well as working every day for the good.
Who was Matthew in the Bible
Before we start talking about the text itself and its context, we would like to give you a brief introduction to the biblical character of biblical character of Matthew so that you can get to know his story better and understand his way of writing.
Matthew was one of twelve apostles of Jesus. The story of the first of the four who wrote his story in the gospels. As you may know, these were John, Luke, Mark and Matthew.
In the gospels themselves, Matthew is presented as a tax collector of Capernaum, a town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus began to preach. Matthew joined Him as soon as Jesus invited him to do so and followed Him throughout His journey through Israel.
As for his name, Matthew is of Hebrew origin and means “gift of God”.gift of God“. You should know that in the Bible most of the characters have a name related to their role in the story and Matthew is no exception.
After the death of Jesus, Matthew continued to spread his message throughout the province of Judea for a few more years, during which time he wrote his gospel. Later, some claim that it was gone to, Ethiopia where he probably died a martyr’s death.
The Gospel of Matthew or Gospel according to Saint Matthew, depending on the Christian confession; it is the first one you find in the Bible and the only one, together with Luke’s, that narrates the life of Jesus from his annunciation and birth.
Context of Matthew 24
Now, we will briefly look at the context of Matthew 24, that is, where you should place it in the story of Jesus and in the history of humanity in general.
As you well know, Jesus marks the beginning of the new era in the Western calendar, so everything that happened in his life belongs to the first century AD. first century A.D. At that time, Jerusalem was ruled by the Jewish authorities, although the Romans were beginning to exercise power over the region.
It was shortly after the death of Jesus that the Roman Empire annexed Israel for good, but at the time of the story they already had some governors, such as the well-known Pilate.
Jesus arrived in Jerusalem after his journey through the wilderness, spending forty days in the forty days in it under very hard conditions and being tempted by the devil. At the time of his arrival, he was received by the people acclaimed and loved by many, although the Jewish rulers repudiated him.
The episode in Matthew 24, occurred after spending a few days in the city and just before the Jewish Passover in which the Passion of Christ. It is therefore a chapter prior to the last supper and the betrayal, although Jesus already knew everything that was going to happen.
And here we conclude this biblical commentary on Matthew 24 of the Bible and this entire article on the chapter. We hope you have learned a lot and understood the great meaning behind this discourse of Jesus.
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