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

  • James C Hunt
    When the Bible talks about the dead in Christ will rise first what's being said is that those people who have crucified the flesh. In short they have made themselves dead to the world and alive to Christ. The virgins who didn"t put oil in their lamps - this is a direct reference to the light of God"s word which comes via the Holy Spirit. The 5 virgins had no light so they walked in darkness.
  • I AM THAT MICHAEL ISAAC DALE:
    The wicked lie saying, No where does it say who the two witnesses are. But I believe they could be any 2 of these 3. But it could be you and me or any two saints. I ask God lots of time for Him to let me be one of them. It would be an honor to die again for Christ. YE NEITHER WITNESS NOR HONOUR ME. It is written, I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bear witness of me.
  • 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!

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