Matthew 25:30

“And cast yee the vnprofitable seruant into outer darkenesse, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

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Other Translations

And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
- King James Version

"Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And put out the servant who is of no profit into the outer dark: there will be weeping and cries of sorrow.
- Basic English Bible

And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
- Darby Bible

And cast ye the unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
- Webster's Bible

`But as for this worthless servant, put him out into the darkness outside: *there* will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.'
- Weymouth Bible

Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
- World English Bible

And caste ye out the vnprofitable seruaunt in to vtmer derknessis; ther schal be wepyng, and gryntyng of teeth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the unprofitable servant cast ye forth to the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:30


25:30 Cast ye the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness - For what? what had he done? It is true he had not done good. But neither is he charged with doing any harm. Why, for this reason, for barely doing no harm, he is consigned to outer darkness. He is pronounced a wicked, because he was a slothful, an unprofitable servant. So mere harmlessness, on which many build their hope of salvation, was the cause of his damnation! There shall be the weeping - Of the careless thoughtless sinner; and the gnashing of teeth - Of the proud and stubborn. The same great truth, that there is no such thing as negative goodness, is in this chapter shown three times: In the parable of the virgins; In the still plainer parable of the servants, who had received the talents; and In a direct unparabolical declaration of the manner wherein our Lord will proceed at the last day. The several parts of each of these exactly answers each other, only each rises above the preceding.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:30


Mt 25:30 Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness. A state of banishment from the presence of the Lord. Have you a trust from the Lord? Are you useful to him according to your ability?

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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