Matthew 20:15

“Is it not lawfull for mee to doe what I wil with mine owne? Is thine eye euill, because I am good?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
- King James Version

'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have I not the right to do as seems good to me in my house? or is your eye evil, because I am good?
- Basic English Bible

is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because *I* am good?
- Darby Bible

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? is thy eye evil because I am good?
- Webster's Bible

Have I not a right to do what I choose with my own property? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
- Weymouth Bible

Isn't it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?'
- World English Bible

Whether it is not leueful to me to do that that Y wole? Whether thin iye is wickid, for Y am good?
- Wycliffe Bible

is it not lawful to me to do what I will in mine own? is thine eye evil because I am good?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:15


20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? - Yea, doubtless, to give either to Jew or Gentile a reward infinitely greater than he deserves. But can it be inferred from hence, that it is lawful, or possible, for the merciful Father of spirits to Consign an unborn soul to hell? Or damn him from his mother's womb? Is thine eye evil because I am good - Art thou envious, because I am gracious? Here is an evident reference to that malignant aspect, which is generally the attendant of a selfish and envious temper.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:15


Mt 20:15 Is thine eye evil? Envious.

Discussion for Matthew 20

  • D W L
    You must be born again- John chapter 3 is where I would say to read. No you can t do it on your own but he will help you.
  • Don Presnell
    Christ alone take us home
  • Sheldon
    Those whom the Lord Jesus knew before time began,He strength because He knew their hearts.So they were chosen and predestined for salvation,it s His amazing grace.
  • Chalizamudzi Elizabeth Matola
    God looks at all of us as equals. His reward will not depend on how long we have been Christians. Even new converts are valued and will receive the same eternal life as those who were converted long time ago
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 1-16 Jesus teach us more about the 'ways' of Jehovah GOD These 'way" of GOD' are already established predestined by and for GOD's glory and honor. My opinion, personal belief, ..., ..., DO NOT MATTER as it relates to those 'ways' of GOD example 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    My Holy Father exposes all hypocrisy. Ye mock the Son of man before saying, My heart has already shown me where I will be, in darkness gnashing of teeth not dwelling in light. I will never give up nor stop loving God and Yeshua my savior. (Nay. For ye cannot love GOD except ye repent and confess the Son.) It is written, The LORD preserves ALL them that love him: but ALL the wicked will he destroy.

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