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“For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.”
King James Version (KJV)
For wheresoeuer the carkeise is, there will the Eagles bee gathered together.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Matthew chapter 24
"Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Wherever the dead body is, there will the eagles come together.
- Basic English Bible
[For] wherever the carcase is, there will be gathered the eagles.
- Darby Bible
Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.
- Douay Rheims Bible
For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be collected.
- Webster's Bible
Wherever the dead body is, there will the vultures flock together.
- Weymouth Bible
For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together.
- World English Bible
Where euer the bodi schal be, also the eglis schulen be gaderid thidur.
- Wycliffe Bible
for wherever the carcase may be, there shall the eagles be gathered together.
- Youngs Literal Bible
billspiro's comment on 2015-09-04 23:37:39:
Is the carcass the Christians, the body of Christ, or is it the wicked to be judged????? Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
2Chrome Eyes's comment on 2015-04-20 07:06:27:
I agree with Martin on this verse. The eagles will be gathered to feast on those who are slain with the sword which proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. And all the fowls will be filled with their flesh.
Terry's comment on 2014-11-10 09:39:29:
Wherever there is a dead body,there the journalists or reporters eagles will gather, and all of us see it nearly everyday, simultaneously through Global Telecommunications like a lightning flash illuminating the entire sky . Not the "one on one " personal situations of Jesus 's age.
Shiloh's comment on 2014-10-16 14:31:10:
Could it be that Yeshua is speaking of himself? Follow me on an adventure threw the passages that he himself wrote. "John 12 28 " "Revelation 12 5 " "Luke 17 20 37 " "Matthew 24 28 " In John 12 28, does not the word "again " mean more than once? Wayward Son Kansas And which generation is he speaking of that will not pass? Could it be this one? And the word carcase is spelled in singular form, not plural. And they asked him... "where Lord? And he answered them and said...for wheresoever the "carcase " is...singular, not plural. You don 't need a map or a GPS device to figure this out. Yeshua tells ya flat out that he will return "again " in the flesh and die a "second time " and be glorified... "again! " What 's so hard to figure out? Ever wondered what happened to the "man child " in Revelation 12 5? There 's your answer. Just as The Father said to The Son...Carry on my wayward Son, they 'll be peace when you are done, lay your weary head to rest, don 't you cry no more...NO!
N V John's comment on 2014-08-19 09:05:25:
This is the time of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to the verses of 1Thesalonians 4 16and 17, clearly we can understand that the dead in Christ at first and then the remaining God 's children alive still will rise up to meet Him in the air. So that the carcase, here, stands for Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Eagles for all saints.
Eric's comment on 2014-02-22 22:23:02:
Eagles or vultures are naturally drawn to their food a carcass or dead animal They are naturally drawn to their food through their keen God given senses God s people will also be drawn to the Lord on the day of His second comming No one will have to come tell us that Jesus has arrived it s time to go If we have our heart right we re leaving
Raymond Perez's comment on 2013-10-05 09:55:45:
this is gonna sound far out but bear with me and I'll explain . In 1999 the chamber of Osiris( another name for Nimrod the first antichrist I believe was discovered but was'nt his body.) In 2003 in the Iraq dessert Giglamesh was found (again another name for Nimrod ) about a month later US forces were deployed (the eagles) and took possessions from the Iraq museum . there seems to be a corelation here as it says in scripture "he is in the dessert or in the chambers refering to the antichrist but do not go don't believe it" there seems to be a race to find the antichrist
Dawny's comment on 2013-08-23 06:23:38:
I agree with Martin. "Carcase" represents death. As Jesus uses the comparison of the days of Noah and Lot with his coming, it coincides with what is said in Psalm 145:20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
Eph's comment on 2013-01-21 13:54:08:
I heard one American Soldier reading and explaining this verse like "The Eagle" is an American Soldier He said, "where there is a war American soldiers are there". So I agree with him that where there is war there will be an American Soldier there to fight, and to protect and there will be many casualties (carcasses/dead bodies). God is not done with America even after rapture!
Michael's comment on 2012-02-29 19:40:04:
Your conclusion is valid, and I also agree. I struggled over this verse also, and asked the Lord to open my eyes. Shortly thereafter, an eagle struck down a dove almost into my lap, fully intact and good to eat. I understood that the eagles shall feast upon the "carcase" of the fallen ones, and the eagles may very well include the ones caught up.
mike's comment on 2011-04-04 09:53:29:
Martin's comment on 2011-01-11 10:22:56:
I started to research this verse today and was suprised at how many different answers there were.
The conclusion that I have arrived at is not any of those that I have seen so far.
The one common element in Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37 is mentioned just previously to the verses in both books. It is he second coming of Christ.
The only other mention that I can find about "fowl of the earth" that is tied into Christs second coming is in Revelation 19:17-18.
The word "carcase" means "to fall". The carcase are fallen ones, physically and spiritually. Those who are not children of God and are destroyed at the brightness of His coming. The eagles that gather are the fowls metioned in Revelation to feast on the wicked, the supper of the great God. I try to let scripture interpet its self and with prayer this is the conclusion that I have arrive at.
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