Matthew 25:45

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then shall he answere them, saying, Uerely, I say vnto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then will he make answer to them, saying, Truly I say to you, Because you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.
- Basic English Bible

Then shall he answer them saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have not done it to one of these least, neither have ye done it to me.
- Darby Bible

Then will he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
- Webster's Bible

But he will reply, `In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you withheld such services from one of the humblest of these, you withheld them from me.'
- Weymouth Bible

Then he will answer them, saying, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to one of the least of these, you didn't do it to me.'
- World English Bible

Thanne he schal answere to hem, and seie, Treuli Y seie to you, `hou longe ye diden not to oon of these leeste, nether ye diden to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of these, the least, ye did [it] not to me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:45


Mt 25:45 Then shall he answer them. The answer is exactly the same as that given to the righteous, save that it introduces "not" (Mt 25:40).

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • SeaHorse
    I agree with Irene that the oil is the Holy Spirit. But who are them that sell? I think it is the Prophets, the scribes of the Word, for in them is knowledge, which begets good works, which begets wisdom, which begets good life choices, which begets contentment from God which is of the Holy Spirit. If in this life, you can aquire to yourself blessings from God, this is the Holy Spirit.oil/lite
  • 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.

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