Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee are the salt of the earth: But if the salt haue lost his sauour, wherewith shall it bee salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be troden vnder foote of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty {again?} It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are the salt of the earth; but if its taste goes from the salt, how will you make it salt again? it is then good for nothing but to be put out and crushed under foot by men.
- Basic English Bible

*Ye* are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? It is no longer fit for anything but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot by men.
- Darby Bible

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt hath lost its savor, with what shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.
- Webster's Bible

*You* are the salt of the earth; but if salt has become tasteless, in what way can it regain its saltness? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown away and trodden on by the passers by.
- Weymouth Bible

You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.
- World English Bible

Ye ben salt of the erthe; that if the salt vanysche awey, whereynne schal it be saltid? To no thing it is worth ouere, no but that it be cast out, and be defoulid of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Ye are the salt of the land, but if the salt may lose savour, in what shall it be salted? for nothing is it good henceforth, except to be cast without, and to be trodden down by men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:13


5:13 Ye - Not the apostles, not ministers only; but all ye who are thus holy, are the salt of the earth - Are to season others. #Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:13


Mt 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth. Salt preserves from corruption. The disciples of Christ preserve the world from general corruption. Whatever becomes utterly corrupted is doomed to be destroyed. But if the salt have lost its savour. Salt is worthless if it has lost its qualities. It preserves no longer. It is fit only to be cast out and trodden under foot. So, too, if those who are the salt of the earth cease to communicate saving power, they are fit only to be cast out, and Christ will cast such out of his mouth. See Re 3:16.

Discussion for Matthew 5:13

  • David mcintosh for verse 13
    salt was is mined. interestingly enough, the saltiest salt is nearest the core, or vein. the less savoury is outer layers and closer to the elements. quite an analogy of the christian life do you not think?
  • Putting it plainly, carnal Christians are unsalty Christians, and that implies their spiritual condition is useless good for nothing fit only to be cast out! That is quite strong, but we must remember Who said it. Nevertheless, Jesus is referring to the spiritual condition, the state of the soul after salvation, which is either spiritual or carnal. Jesus views carnality as ineffectiveness, and that will affect one s verdict at the Judgment Seat. Cr. James Hollandsworth KingdomPreparation
  • ...the Beatitudes are the spiritual qualities required for ruling and reigning with Jesus inheriting in His millennial kingdom. Those who do not qualify will enter the kingdom but not participate. They will be relegated to a realm that is outside the presence of the Lord and His light. Cr. James Hollandsworth Kingdom Preparation Seek ye First the Kingdom
  • one of the biggest reasons america is in the shape it is because christians stoped being the salt of the earth, the cares of this life has stoped our light from shining forth as it should , if darkness cannot over take the light , then where is the light.
  • one of the biggest reasons america is in the shape it is because christians stoped being the salt of the earth, the cares of this life has stoped our light from shining forth as it should , if darkness cannot over take the light , then whers the light.
  • Does this mean there is no hope for me anymore?

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