Matthew 25:30

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And cast yee the vnprofitable seruant into outer darkenesse, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 25:30

  • John madden for verse 30
    Cast him out .he didnt go into the joy of the lord .some only presume upon salvation .thier are byproducts of a true servant the other two showed what true faith is .he showed what dead faith is
  • I think that because he was called a servant he would be consider a son just as the prodigal son was alway a son once born a son always a son although Jesus said in the judgement many will profess to be sons and He will tell them depart from me ye that work iniquity for I never knew you the key being I never knew you Paul also explained many times that we can not work to earn our salvation it is a free gift but the Holy Spirit purges us daily and began a work in us and will complete if we are truly sons
  • I wish it was true but too inforation counters that. 1 is that 1 of the stories about the useless servant I have to find it again show u goes on to say how he didn 't make use of his master 's money but just sat on it. Jesus goes on to explain that he was CONSIDERED AMONG THE UNBELIEVERS which means he would get a similar fate as those who disbelieve in him. 2 is the Bible states that faith without works is dead. So if you believe Jesus ' message, but don 't take any action, the message did you no good. If someone told you your house was on fire and say it was , and you believed him, but did nothing about it, then the message did you no good. You still died because like the bad servant, you took no action. 3 the guards are ordered to bind his hands feet. This is what ki gs did to someone they perceived as the enemy. Someone getting demoted would not be tied up. Furthermore the fact that they are thrown into the darkness means they are removed from the kingdom entirely because God 's kingdom is constantly filled with light. I would say its not a good situation to be caught fooling around when he comes.
  • Faithfull for verse 30
    Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness (him who is to busy to bored to troubled to do the will of the Father who sent His Son Jesus that through Him we might receive grace unto Eternal Life): there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.(for all who do not consider themselves their brothers keeper).

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