Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

No man can serue two masters: for either he will hate the one and loue the other, or else hee will holde to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serue God and Mammon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No man is able to be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other, or he will keep to one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.
- Basic English Bible

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- Darby Bible

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- Webster's Bible

No man can be the bondservant of two masters; for either he will dislike one and like the other, or he will attach himself to one and think slightingly of the other. You cannot be the bondservants both of God and of gold.
- Weymouth Bible

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can't serve both God and Mammon.
- World English Bible

No man may serue tweyn lordis, for ethir he schal hate `the toon, and loue the tother; ethir he shal susteyne `the toon, and dispise the tothir. Ye moun not serue God and richessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`None is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; ye are not able to serve God and Mammon.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:24


6:24 Mammon - Riches, money; any thing loved or sought, without reference to God. #Luke 16:13|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:24


Mt 6:24 No man can serve two masters. He cannot give his heart to two services at the same time. He cannot follow two callings successfully. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. This is the direct application. The Chaldee word "Mammon" means money or riches. It is here personified as an idol. "Mammon" originally meant "trust", or confidence, and riches is the trust of worldly men. If God be not the object of supreme trust, something else will be, and it is more likely to be money.

Discussion for Matthew 6:24

  • be grateful for whatever u have or don't have how my i best serve thee thou will be done i have been in 4 comas 3 my own foolish ways 1 a hammer to the back of my head i took zero with me and brought zero back spread the word acceptance of people places and things not easy his will his time God bless u and yours
  • Whatever your soul recognizes most seems to be where your heart is. Serve God wholeheartedly, allow His spirit to lead you and you will leave a focus life in God.
  • Gurjit Singh for verse 24
    Two masters mean God and mind.The mind is greedy for wealth and worldly desires.But the soul wants to serve the God.So the soul have to reject the mind demands and become the true servant of God and go back to it 's real master.
  • God provides...God loves us all as we are, never give up and think we doomed because of our sin. Pray daily and dialogue with our father, confess our sins to him and ask him for strengh so we may turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel.Money is a tool or a means to own a home,buy food, etc but the Lord provides if it is his will for our lives. Amen
  • Mammon properly defined is worldly wealth. When we serve God he will ensure that all our needs are supplied. When we do our own thing we have to supply our own needs. Remember, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world yet lose his own soul.
  • Blessed for verse 24
    today I woke up and the same preacher who preached in the church in which I receive JESUS CHRIST AS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR WAS STALKING ME. NOW IF I WAS FOLLOWING MAN I BE BACK IN THE LIFE OF SIN. BUT THANK GOD FOR JESUS AND THE HOLY GHOST. GOD THE FATHER SENT THEM BOTH AND JESUS SAVED MY LIFE AND HIS WORD IS TRUE. HE PRAYED THAT THE FATHER WOULD SEND THE HOLY GHOST. READ ACTS IT IS VERY GOOD NOURISHMENT. THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES US ALL THINGS OF GOD. I PREFER TO LOVE GOD THAN MAMMON. HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH