Matthew 24:5


“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Matthew 24:5

“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ: and shall deceiue many.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Matthew chapter 24

“"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“For people will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and a number will be turned from the true way through them.”
Basic English Bible

“For many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am the Christ, and they shall mislead many.”
Darby Bible

“For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and will deceive many. ”
Webster's Bible

“for many will come assuming my name and saying `I am the Christ;' and they will mislead many.”
Weymouth Bible

“For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray.”
World English Bible

“For many schulen come in my name, and schulen seie, Y am Crist; and thei schulen disseyue manye.”
Wycliffe Bible

“for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Commentary on Your Scripture's comment on 2022-06-11 13:07:05:

Commentary for Matthew

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:5

Many shall come in my name - First, false Christs, next, false prophets, Mt 24:11. At length, both together, Mt 24:24. And indeed never did so many impostors appear in the world as a few years before the destruction of Jerusalem; undoubtedly because that was the time wherein the Jews in general expected the Messiah.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:5

Come in my name. As the Messiah. We learn from Josephus that enthusiasts did come about the time of the end of Jerusalem, claiming to be sent of God. Bar-cocheba, "the son of the star", appeared in A.D. 120. From time to time other deceivers have appeared.


Elna Kaalsen's comment on 2022-06-09 06:06:05:

This is what I believe because it was Jesus own words. Amen


Mike's comment on 2020-06-14 11:38:55:

Matthew 24:5 KJV

(5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Many false prophets shall come in His name (using the name "Jesus") saying that "I am the Christ"....that is, they come preaching "another Jesus" and state that the Jesus that they are preaching is the true Christ.

They come preaching "another Jesus" stating that their Jesus is the true Christ (I am the Christ) and deceive the many who gladly bear with them.

2 Corinthians 11:3-4 KJV

(3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

(4) For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

But the "Jesus" that they preach is not the true Christ but is the "Antichrist"...instead of the true Christ.


Don's comment on 2015-09-21 02:47:34:

The work "Christ" is defined as "The anointed one". Jesus said "Many will come in my name". This is the key to understanding this scripture. many focus on "I am Christ". When looking tat this scripture as many coming in the name of Jesus and the the word "Christ" as meaning the anointed one, then you will easily see it's meaning which is "Many will arise that will be preaching in the name of Jesus, and proclaiming that they are anointed, but be very careful of that because "many" will be deceitful and cause many believers to go after them and follow them. The root of this is the love of money. They proclaim that they are anointed and will actually produce a personal following. Many will be deceived simply because they have a desire to follow the one that is best anointed and seems to know the Lord and his ways, but wind up following one who is Christ within themselves. This is the reason "shepherding" became big in the 80's and the "anointing" became big in the 90's. They are not part of the five fold ministry because they are not doing what Ephesians said the 5 fold ministry should be doing. Be careful that you are not deceived. Be VERY carful.


Roxie redd's comment on 2015-01-21 16:40:01:

Many will come saying they are God and followers of God but are a lie


Mark's comment on 2015-01-02 04:17:58:

What Jesus was actually saying : Is that many will come in the name of Jesus and say here is the annointed one BELIEVE THEM NOT! Christ means the annointed one !! That prophecy has come TRUE a million times over! A good example of that is Benny Hinn claiming to have the anointing. BELIEVE THEM NOT


jason's comment on 2014-02-25 22:30:49:

dennis I believe you are 100 correct you have to be careful how you read that cause it has 2 different meanings lots of pastor s and prophets out there writing false doctrines and loads of books making loads of money and are proclaiming that Jesus is the Christ they are correct and this is why people are believing in these false doctrines like you said this verse does not mean that these very people will go around saying that they are the Christ themselves but yes there are also the blatant liers that are proclaiming to be Jesus A true christian see s through theirs lies for we know what to look for when Christ come s back Simply just look up


Pawan Upadhyay's comment on 2013-11-17 19:59:00:

That time many people
will claim that they are the incarnation of jesus.and they will cheat people.


Dennis's comment on 2013-07-10 13:06:12:

I believe that Jesus was saying that many will come and proclaim Jesus as the Christ, otherwise He would have said, "Many will come in my name claiming that they are the Christ". As we know there are no punctuation marks in the original Scriptures. It is in error to put I am the Christ in quotation marks.


Karl's comment on 2011-03-15 19:59:59:

There will be pastors, prohets, ministers and the self exalted saying he is the Christ and through them many will be decieved of the truth.


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