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

  • A disciple
    "Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man.. and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His Lord answered and said unto him, THOU WICKED AND SLOTHFUL SERVANT...Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • 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

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