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

  • A disciple
    "Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man.. and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His Lord answered and said unto him, THOU WICKED AND SLOTHFUL SERVANT...Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

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