Matthew 25:14

“ For the kingdome of heauen is as a man trauailing into a farre countrey, who called his owne seruants, and deliuered vnto them his goods:”

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Other Translations

For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country, [who] called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
- King James Version

"For {it is} just like a man {about} to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For `it is' as `when' a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is as when a man, about to take a journey, got his servants together, and gave them his property.
- Basic English Bible

For [it is] as [if] a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance.
- Darby Bible

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.
- Webster's Bible

Why, it is like a man who, when going on his travels, called his bondservants and entrusted his property to their care.
- Weymouth Bible

For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.
- World English Bible

For as a man that goith in pilgrimage, clepide hise seruauntis, and bitook to hem hise goodis;
- Wycliffe Bible

`For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:14


25:14 Our Lord proceeds by a parable still plainer (if that can be) to declare the final reward of a harmless man. May God give all such in this their day, ears to hear and hearts to understand it! The kingdom of heaven - That is, the King of heaven, Christ. #Mark 13:34|; Luke 19:12.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:14


Mt 25:14 For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country. Compare Mr 13:34-36 Lu 19:11-27. Christ's departure from the earth to heaven is referred to. Called his own servants. The church members or disciples. Delivered unto them his goods. This applies to the trust of the entire interests of the kingdom of our Savior to his servants on the earth.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Teri
    ch.25: mainly be diligent and responsible with what you have been given-God is coming with rewards in His hand. We may be surprised by the things he has kept in our account when we get to heaven, but we know the Father desires to give us the kingdom. I don't want to be a goat!
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 31-33, on that great-day, the process of separating the 'saved' from the' unsaved' will be so simple.
  • Obbie Beal
    Verse 1-13, only 50 percent entered into the marriage, 50 percent did not make it in. 14-30 someone wasted her his talent Life Free or slave, Life from Jehovah GOD is the talent foundation, what we do with our Life is a personal-chore never-the-less I shall give an account to GOD that day. And I will not be able to blame nobody for what I did or did not do with my talent life.
  • Obbie Beal
    34 - 46 Jesus explain my 'personal' responsibility! i can not blame my failure on no body but myself!
  • Ivy Johnson
    The reason why the dead in Christ rise first, is because they have to come from 6 feet under. Their bodies are meeting-up with their spirit in the air.Those alive and remain are on the earth. They do not have far to go. That is why the dead in Christ has to rise first. Both those who are dead, and those alive will receive their Glorified Bodies. Just like Our Lords. A Bloodless Body! GLORY!!!!
  • Grace Koome
    Todays word according to Matthew 25:23 is addressing a very important issue that is lacking grossly from majority of people some Christians included, that is faithfullness in whatever is entrusted to us , whether in Church, business or workplace sometimes including family!. How faithful are we especially here in Africa and my country Kenya in managelent of the vast resources God has given us? How faithful are we in Church no matter how 'small' the Godly assignment appear whether its teaching in Sunday School or in Ushering or tithing? God help us but we need to search our hearts and decide,"let it start with me.". God be given all the glory. Amen

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