And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved, but for the sake of the chosen, those days will be shortened. Bible other translations

“no flesh would have been saved.” The Tribulation and Armageddon are so horrific that compared to the number of people alive on earth today, only “very few” are left. [For more information on very few people surviving the Tribulation and Armageddon, see commentary on Isaiah 24:6].

Commentary for: Matthew 24:22