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Matthew 24:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And except those days should be shortened, there would no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and if those days had not been cut short, no flesh had been saved; but on account of the elect those days shall be cut short.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, except those days had been shortened, no flesh had been saved; but, for the sake of the chosen, those days shall be shortened.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And except those dayes should be shortned, there should no flesh be saued: but for the elects sake, those dayes shall be shortned.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And unless those days be cut short, none could live of all flesh: but on account of the chosen those days shall be cut short.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And unless those days should be cut short, no flesh would remain alive. But, for the elect's sake, those days will be cut short.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
except 1508
{1508} Prime
εἴ μή
ei me
{i may}
From G1487 and G3361; if not.
those 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
days 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
should be shortened, 2856
{2856} Prime
κολοβόω
koloboo
{kol-ob-o'-o}
From a derivative of the base of G2849; to dock, that is, (figuratively) abridge.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
there y3756
[3756] Standard
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
should y302
[0302] Standard
ἄν
an
{an}
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
no y3956
[3956] Standard
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
x3756
(3756) Complement
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
flesh 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
be saved: 4982
{4982} Prime
σῴζω
sozo
{sode'-zo}
From a primary word σῶς [[sos]] (contraction for the obsolete σάος [[saos]], 'safe'); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
x302
(0302) Complement
ἄν
an
{an}
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
for y1223
[1223] Standard
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
the elect's sake 1588
{1588} Prime
ἐκλεκτός
eklektos
{ek-lek-tos'}
From G1586; select; by implication favorite.
x1223
(1223) Complement
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
those 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
days 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
shall be shortened. 2856
{2856} Prime
κολοβόω
koloboo
{kol-ob-o'-o}
From a derivative of the base of G2849; to dock, that is, (figuratively) abridge.
z5701
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 24:1-51.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 24:4-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 24:22

And unless those days were shortened — By the taking of Jerusalem sooner than could be expected: No flesh would be saved — The whole nation would be destroyed. But for the elect's sake — That is, for the sake of the Christians.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 24:22

And except (i) those days should be shortened, there should no (k) flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

(i) Those things which befell the people of the Jews in the thirty-four years, when the whole land was wasted, and at length the city of Jerusalem was taken, and both it and their temple destroyed, are mixed with those things which will come to pass before the last coming of the Lord.

(k) The whole nation would utterly be destroyed: and this word "flesh" is a figurative word for "man", as the Hebrews used to say.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
except:

Mark 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

for:

Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it [shall be] a tenth, and [it] shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance [is] in them, when they cast [their leaves: so] the holy seed [shall be] the substance thereof.
Isaiah 65:8-9 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and [one] saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing [is] in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. ... And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left therein.
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Romans 9:11 (For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Romans 11:25-31 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. ... Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
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Is 6:13; 65:8. Zc 13:8; 14:2. Mk 13:20. Ro 9:11; 11:25. 2Ti 2:10.

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