Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answere, and say vnto them, Uerely I say vnto you, in as much as ye haue done it vnto one of the least of these my brethren, ye haue done it vnto me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, {even} the least {of them,} you did it to Me.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, `even' these least, ye did it unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the King will make answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Because you did it to the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
- Basic English Bible

And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.
- Darby Bible

And the king will answer and say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.
- Webster's Bible

But the King will answer them, `In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these my brethren, you rendered them to myself.'
- Weymouth Bible

The King will answer them, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'
- World English Bible

And the kyng answerynge schal seie to hem, Treuli Y seie to you, as longe as ye diden to oon of these my leeste britheren, ye diden to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] to one of these my brethren -- the least -- to me ye did [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 25:40

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:40

25:40 Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it to me - What encouragement is here to assist the household of faith? But let us likewise remember to do good to all men.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:40

Mt 25:40 Inasmuch as ye have done [it], etc. The righteous understood well that they had often, in the name and from the love of Christ, ministered to his brethren, the poor and suffering saints, but they had never understood that their Lord accepted this as a personal service to himself. It should be distinctly noted, (1) that the saved are the "righteous", or those whose sins have been washed away by Christ; (2) they are those who have lived and acted in the name of Christ, or have been obedient to his will; (3) they have been full of the love of Christ and have faithfully ministered to the distressed, especially to those of the household of faith. The love of Christ implies love of the brethren, and of all mankind.

Discussion for Matthew 25:40

  • Richard in Christ on Matthew 25:40
    A good couple verses stating that "the law is not for the righteous". To be saved by Jesus Christ does not give us the right to live a life of willful sin as most here know. We are to remove ourselves from the world of sin and cleanse ourselves as the Holy Ghost is our helper. Living for the Will of God and doing what makes Him happy.

    1 Timothy 1:5-10 5 Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

    6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

    7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

    8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

    9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

    10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

    When we walk after the Spirit we are not under the law because there is no wrong in producing good fruit. The Lord knows our hearts and if our intentions are pure. He will forgive us if we make a mistake. Be humble.

    God Bless.
  • Kitty on Matthew 25:40
    Does the slothful servant go to hell
  • Don39t Stop Singing in Our Chuches on Matthew 25:40
    I hope it's ok to send a request to everyone in here who cares about church freedoms.

    I might remind that when the church was all fascinated by the launch to the moon, they didn't notice the old lady atheist that got the Bible, commandments and prayer kicked out of public schools.

    Right now there is a Mandate being presented to our Congress, from the state of California:

    TO STOP SiNGING in all Churches in the USA. Supposedly again it is for the safety of those who might be "exposed" to the virus as people sing. It is a violation of Christians first amendment rights.

    So please exercise your rights to sign a Petition to Stop This Action before it is entered into Congress's calendar. Spread it around if you can.

    Evil men prosper when good men do nothing. (Bible)

    ACLJ.ORG Find the petition links. Thanks all.

    Let's Sing like our boots are on fire! (It's a Texas saying Lol)
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    These verses came to mind after writing the comment above.


    We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle.

    For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

    Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

    Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

    Lazarus the poor man also remained without the gate until he died and was comforted in Abraham's bosom. :)
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    I love that the Lamb of God was fully nonresistant for (my good purpose as a thief on the cross) near his five wounds. I can sing this love in my heart and visible life no matter the world's directions.
  • Power of Praise and Song - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    In my experience, the Lord inhabits the praises and songs of His people. I believe in the power of praise.

    I get healed and revved up, all at the same time.

    I think we all should sign that petition. The attorney filing against this motion against the churches is Jay Sekulo: attorney to President Trump.

    There's another petition for people who want choice for schools, for their kids. Parents choose what school they want their kids to attend. The states will have to adjust funding for violent schools that are dangerous for anyone to attend. It's not meant to hurt the people. It's meant to NOT keep throwing money away on a broken school system. It's meant to finally see schools improve as students and teachers pull out of this void of never having funds to improve school experience.

    My grandson attends a public Christian school that is Choice funded. He learns a Bible scripture every day. The environment is safe; great Christian teachers; lots of outings to museums to learn of all the sciences; exposure to an environment that is able to lift up Jesus. I think it is great. God says: Choose + Life

    So that you and your children may live.


  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    Thank you Mishael! I am thankful for Christian Schools. All three of my Children go or have gone all their school lives to a self funded Christian School where singing praises becomes a life long passion. Again, even under the most strict regulations these children sing where they can happily. As parents in the same home their singing in the background warms our hearts. God will always provide a way of encouragement for the Christian without unnecessary offense to the neighbor. As the Bible suggests praying for our leaders is a requirement of the Christian believer, but really it is our reasonable service with love in our hearts. For information sake I have not voted nor signed petitions since my conversion some 30 years ago. I would to send you a song if you like with a reply email address.

    Thank you very much for your time this day and this KJV online help site!

    Carleton Johnston
  • Sammy - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    Our present day President just sign an executive order to allow prayer back in the schools, keep praying that God use our leaders to do the right thing, no matter who sits on the throne of this country.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Matthew 25:40
    Sounds good Sammy! Parents should by example from an early age teach their children how to pray, so that someday God through his Son will call them like Samuel was called. Regarding praying out loud in public, likely there are times and places that it is okay and not just a show, but praying on the inside is always okay. God knows and neighbors know who prays for show or for love to the Father. Regarding those not only in present positions of leader ship but in times past too, praying for leaders to know and follow God's will will bring quiet to the land. When there is quiet in the land , more children old and young can hear the still small voice of God when he speaks to a person anywhere in earth, no matter their position for their own good. Let Christians carry the Gospel message through example and not worldly powers. :)
  • Otis harrison on Matthew 25:40
    where in the king james verson, that say, even these herbs i give to you?


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