Matthew 25:42

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I was an hungred, and yee gaue me no meat: I was thirstie, and ye gaue me no drinke:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for I was hungry, and you gave Me {nothing} to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I was in need of food, and you gave it not to me; I was in need of drink, and you gave it not to me:
- Basic English Bible

for I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me not to drink;
- Darby Bible

For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
- Webster's Bible

For when I was hungry, you gave me nothing to eat; when thirsty, you gave me nothing to drink;
- Weymouth Bible

for I was hungry, and you didn't give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;
- World English Bible

For Y hungride, and ye yauen not me to ete; Y thristide, and ye yauen not me to drynke;
- Wycliffe Bible

for I did hunger, and ye gave me not to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me not to drink;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:42


Mt 25:42,43 For I was an hungered, etc. The reasons of this awful fate are given. The judgment of the wicked is pronounced, not for what they have done, but what they neglected to do.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Bill G
    Believers will give an account of their stewardship on earth when at the judgement seat of Christ. James Hollandsworth has a very helpful message on this passage entitled, " Parables of Talents and Pounds " in his series Rightly Dividing the Parables.
  • Lilian
    Well done good and faithful servant thou has been faithful over a few things I will make thee a ruler of many things enter into the Joy of the Lord Amen hallelujah Praise you Jesus and thanks for your blood
  • Wesley Archuleta
    God gave you the gift of life, What you do with it is your gift to him,So be sure to give him a gift that is worth receiving.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The message that rings throughout this chapter is that we should be ever ready for we know not when the Lord shall come. Readiness means being in a state where we can qualify for the Lord's Kingdom. Readiness means being at the centre of God's Will all the time. We cannot achieve this state by our power or might but by the Grace of God. Salvation is through Grace.
  • Lillie
    I think we must always live our life preparing for the return of Jesus.
  • Irene123
    The 'oil' is the symbolic of the Holy Ghost: being prayed up in the spirit everyday - and that is not referring to Jesus' 'example' prayer in Matt. - "Our Father which art in Heaven ..... "; repeating this everyday as one's 'prayer life' is tatamount to saying the rosary. We are to 'converse' with Him Just as we'd talk to our earthly fathers about our needs and/or just how much we love Him.

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