Matthew 25:19

“After a long time, the lord of those seruants commeth, and reckoneth with them.”

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Other Translations

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
- King James Version

"Now after a long time the master of those slaves *came and *settled accounts with them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now after a long time the lord of those servants comes, and makes up his account with them.
- Basic English Bible

And after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes and reckons with them.
- Darby Bible

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
- Webster's Bible

After a long lapse of time the master of those servants returned, and had a reckoning with them.
- Weymouth Bible

Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them.
- World English Bible

But after long tyme, the lord of tho seruauntis cam, and rekenede with hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And after a long time cometh the lord of those servants, and taketh reckoning with them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:19


Mt 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh. There is certainly a hint here that a long period would pass before the Lord's return. And reckoneth with them. When our race meets the Lord, every mortal, saint, and sinner, good and bad, will be called on for a reckoning. Every one's opportunities, as well as the character of his life and works, will be considered.

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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