Mt 24:2
24:2 {1} And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?
     verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one
     stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

 (1) The destruction of the city, and especially of the temple
     is foretold.

Mt 24:4
24:4 {2} And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that
     no man deceive you.

 (2) The Church will have a continual conflict with infinite
     miseries and offences, and furthermore, with false
     prophets, until the day of victory and triumph comes.

Mt 24:6
24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye
     be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass,
     but the {a} end is not yet.

     (a) That is, when those things are fulfilled, yet the end
         will not come.

Mt 24:7
24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
     kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
     earthquakes, in {b} divers places.

     (b) Everywhere.

Mt 24:8
24:8 All these [are] the beginning of {c} sorrows.

     (c) Literally, "of great torments", just like women in

Mt 24:13
24:13 {3} But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall
      be saved.

 (3) The gospel will spread abroad, angering the world and the
     devil ever so much: and those who continually believe will
     be saved.

Mt 24:14
24:14 And this {d} gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in
      all the {e} world for a witness unto all nations; and then
      shall the end come.

      (d) Joyful tidings of the kingdom of heaven.
      (e) Through all that part of the world that people live

Mt 24:15
24:15 {4} When ye therefore shall see the {f} abomination of
      desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the
      holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

 (4) The kingdom of Christ will not be abolished when the city
     of Jerusalem is utterly destroyed, but will be stretched
     out even to the end of the world.
     (f) The abomination of desolation, that is to say, the one
         who all men detest and cannot abide, because of the
         foul and shameful filthiness of it: and he speaks of
         the idols that were set up in the temple, or as others
         think, he meant the marring of the doctrine in the

Mt 24:18
24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take
      his {g} clothes.

      (g) This is a sign of how great the fear will be.

Mt 24:20
24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither
      on the {h} sabbath day:

      (h) It was not lawful to take a journey on the sabbath
          day; Josephus, book 13.

Mt 24:22
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.

Mt 24:24
24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
      and {l} shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that,
      if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

      (l) Will openly set forth great signs for men to behold.

Mt 24:28
24:28 {5} For wheresoever the {m} carcase is, there will the
      eagles be gathered together.

 (5) The only remedy against the furious rage of the world is
     that of being gathered and joined to Christ.
     (m) Christ, who will come with speed; and his presence will
         be with a majesty to whom all will flock, just like

Mt 24:29
24:29 {6} Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall
      the sun 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:

 (6) Everlasting damnation will be the end of the security of
     the wicked, and everlasting bliss for the miseries of the

Mt 24:30
24:30 And then shall appear the {n} sign of the Son of man in
      heaven: and then shall all the {o} tribes of the earth {p}
      mourn, and they shall see the Son of man {q} coming in the
      clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

      (n) The exceeding glory and majesty, which will bear
          witness that Christ the Lord of heaven and earth draws
          near to judge the world.
      (o) All nations, and he alludes to the dispersion which we
          read of in Ge 10-11, or to the dividing of the
          people of Israel.
      (p) They will be in such sorrow, that they will strike
          themselves: and it is transferred to the mourning.
      (q) Sitting upon the clouds, as he was taken up into

Mt 24:31
24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a
      trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the
      {r} four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

      (r) From the four corners of the world.

Mt 24:32
24:32 {7} Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch
      is yet {s} tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that
      summer [is] nigh:

 (7) If God has prescribed a certain order to nature, much more
     has he done so to his eternal judgments; but the wicked do
     not understand it, or rather they mock it: but the godly
     make note of it, and wait for it.
     (s) When its tenderness shows that the sap which is the
         life of the tree has come from the roots into the bark.

Mt 24:34
24:34 Verily I say unto you, This {t} generation shall not pass,
      till all these things be fulfilled.

      (t) This age: the word "generation" or "age" is here being
          used for the men of this age.

Mt 24:35
24:35 {8} Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall
      not pass away.

 (8) The Lord now begins the judgment, which he will finish in
     the latter days.

Mt 24:36
24:36 {9} But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the
      angels of heaven, but my Father only.

 (9) It is sufficient for us to know that God has appointed a
     latter day for the restoring of all things; but when it
     will be is hidden from us all for our sake, so that we may
     be all the more watchful, so that we are not taken as those
     were taken in the flood years ago.

Mt 24:38
24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were
      {u} eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
      until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

      (u) The word which the evangelist uses expresses the
          matter more fully then ours does: for it is a word
          which is used of brute beasts: and his meaning is that
          in those days men will pay attention to their
          appetites just like brute beasts: for otherwise there
          is nothing wrong with eating and drinking.

Mt 24:40
24:40 {10} Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be
      taken, and the other left.

 (10) Against those that persuade themselves that God will be
      merciful to all men, and do by this means give themselves
      over to sin, that they may in the meantime live in
      pleasure, void of all care.

Mt 24:41
24:41 {x} Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one
      shall be taken, and the other left.

      (x) The Greek women and the barbarians ground and baked.

Mt 24:42
24:42 {11} Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord
      doth come.

 (11) An example of the horrible carelessness of men in those
      things in which they ought to be most careful.

Mt 24:51
24:51 And shall {y} cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his
      portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and
      gnashing of teeth.

      (y) That is, from the rest, or will cut him into two
          pieces, which was a most cruel kind of punishment:
          with which, as Justin Martyr witnesses, Isaiah the
          Prophet was executed by the Jews: the same kind of
          punishment we read of in 1Sa 15:33 and
          Da 3:29.