Matthew 25:14

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 25:14

  • Faithfull for verse 14
    Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man (Jesus) travelling into a far country, who called his own servants (all in the world), and delivered unto them his goods (substantial substance).
  • Annie leeks for verse 14
    When we are given a task to do, we must surge on it, there are no more excuses. Laziness is not accepted.

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