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

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWNSELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM LUKE 21:36 WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND --PRAY ALWAYS-- THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN ***** PRAY AND ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:12 LET NOT SIN THERFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY THAT YOU SHOULD OBEY IT IN THE LUSTS THEREOF --6:16--KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT --HE-- BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM ---
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS-- OF THIS LIFE 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY*****JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT*****IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL*****
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 4:4 AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM SAYING IT IS WRITTEN THAT MAN --SHALL NOT LIVE-- BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS --SENT HIM--TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES
  • Lou
    Ana d..it is sometimes hard to love people, and if our standing in Heaven was decided by what we do, and think, we would all surely fail, the Kingdom of Heaven will be yours, not because of yourself, but because of Christ alone, ..let no man boast that he is able to earn Heaven, none are able. Believe in Him with your heart, and be saved. Jesus said many times "Do not be afraid".
  • Jeff Berry
    Ana d, no doubt every time someone reads your post they will say a prayer for you! We should all be as burdened as you are. In fact, your burden makes me think that you are going to be okay. Blessings my friend!