Luke 16:13

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

No seruant can serue two masters, for either he will hate the one, and loue the other: or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other: yee cannot serue God and Mammon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No man may be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other; or he will keep to the one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.
- Basic English Bible

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will cleave to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- Darby Bible

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- Webster's Bible

No servant can be in bondage to two masters. For either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will cling fast to one and scorn the other. You cannot be bondservants both of God and of gold.
- Weymouth Bible

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve God and mammon."
- World English Bible

No seruaunt may serue to twei lordis; for ether he schal hate `the toon, and loue the tothir; ethir he schal drawe to `the toon, and schal dispise the tothir. Ye moun not serue to God and to ritchesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

`No domestic is able to serve two lords, for either the one he will hate, and the other he will love; or one he will hold to, and of the other he will be heedless; ye are not able to serve God and mammon.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:13


16:13 And you cannot be faithful to God, if you trim between God and the world, if you do not serve him alone. #Mt 6:24|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:13


Lu 16:13 No servant can serve two masters. See PNT "Mt 6:24".

Discussion for Luke 16

  • BSP
    Verse 9: We can not buy our friendship with Jehovah God and Jesus Christ, but by using our material assets to further Kingdom interests, we prove our friendship and love not just in word, but also by our actions.
  • John McCall
    There are two sides of the gulf. meaning two sides of heaven.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    There is no repentance after death. After death, the judgement. It is wise, therefore, that we strive to earn a place in the Lord's Kingdom by being true to His divine will while here on earth.
  • Saved by Grace :,)
    Some believe in fairy tales, Some believe in lies from false cults, some enjoy religion.
    Jesus Christ said Except a man be Born Again he Cannot see the Kingdom of God Jn 3:3,5,7
    Jn 14 :6 Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way to escape Hell
  • Stephende
    I don't think you can parse the word by numbers and symbols as there is no authority. But hear the parables, for the Master taught in parables to avoid the calculating mind. The rich man in hell asked Abraham to sent one to his brothers so that they might avoid the torment. Abraham answers that if they will not believe this sent one if they have not learned from Moses and the Prophets!
  • Joe
    Bob - The rich man's debtors had bills showing they owed some amount. The steward went to debtors and told them to change the amount owed expected the debtors to be beholding to him when the rich man fired him.

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