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

  • 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
  • Insight777
    What men say is Holy on earth is open to their religious interpretation. Some religions say something is Holy when others say it is not. Fact or fiction, that "holiness" does exist, lie or truth, all deal with people that do not agree. Physical response to what is spiritual belief is what Jesus taught against. Jesus wants people to believe truth but to not kill people that do not understand truth.

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