Matthew 12:30

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that is not with me, is against me: and hee that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever is not with me is against me; and he who does not take part with me in getting people together, is driving them away.
- Basic English Bible

He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not with me scatters.
- Darby Bible

He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.
- Webster's Bible

The man who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me is scattering abroad.
- Weymouth Bible

He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn't gather with me, scatters.
- World English Bible

He that is not with me, is ayens me; and he that gaderith not togidere with me, scaterith abrood.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, doth scatter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:30


12:30 He that is not with me is against me - For there are no neuters in this war. Every one must be either with Christ or against him; either a loyal subject or a rebel. And there are none upon earth, who neither promote nor obstruct his kingdom. For he that does not gather souls to God, scatters them from him.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:30


Mt 12:30 He that is not for me, etc. The two kingdoms of Satan and of Christ are opposed. No neutrality is possible. He that is not for me is against me.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • A disciple
    "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men." There are some things that are so horrible that we cannot dare to think it possible that Jesus was also referring to THEM when He said this. Not every girl who is pressured to abort her baby deserves to be permanently cursed and condemned. There are wicked forces at work which go about to deceive and devour us!
  • A disciple
    "...And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days? that they might accuse him." We should read all three accounts (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) of these things to see completely what happened. While the Lord defends the guiltless against religious impostors' hatred and hostility, He still tries to instruct those who have no heart to know the truth or any right understanding.
  • A disciple
    "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way: and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6 "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John 1:29 Christ died for our sins ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES! The Lord Jesus told the Jews who did not believe on Him; "If you believe not that I AM, you shall die in your sins."
  • A disciple
    to 6/30/2017 Comment by "insight777" about Matthew Chapter 12: Abel, who was the first to do offer a slaughtered lamb in coming to present himself to God, was setting in order his accounting of himself to God, with a token of the absolutely fundamental fact of his existence; that of the LORD's Anointed coming in flesh to destroy the works of the devil, and save man from his sins.
  • Insight777
    V12, Jesus is amazing. No sheep is better than a man. So how does a sheep that is less than a man have the greater value to release man from sin bondage? Jesus said all men have sin, those without sin cast the first stone of "death for sin". They can't. You are freed from sin by forgiving each other and joining in spirit with God in water baptism. No death required.
  • A disciple
    "Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew, he withdrew himself from thence: and great crowds followed him, and he healed them all; and charged them that they should not make him known:" Jesus doesn't overpower his enemies to show them by force; nor does He need public displays to further the Spirit's work for His righteous cause.