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 for Matthew 6:24

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 for Matthew 6:24

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

  • Shaun on 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
  • Opara on Matthew 6:24
    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.
  • John on Matthew 6:24
    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
  • Dharam on Matthew 6:24
    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.
  • MockingBird on Matthew 6:24
    We are going to serve something. The love of money is the root of all evil. Money is not evil we need money to get by on. The love of the money is the evil. Money is the primary goal for the love of it at what you think it can buy you. Money answereth all things and it will get you up on the ladder in this world. When the money runs out so will your friends . You will love the one and count the other as little as nothing !!!
  • Olabode on Matthew 6:24
    Mammon in this context means 'money ' that is, we cannot serve money and God at the same time. Is either we serve money forget about God or serve God forget about money.But, i will advice you to serve God, he is the giver of all things.
  • Patrick on Matthew 6:24
    When God prompts me to go on a missions trip but I can't because a co-worker already has that time off...at that moment, I realize that I am serving Mammon...yes, I am loving God and despising my job. Now it is up to me to believe for God's wisdom and to find "knowledge of witty inventions" with the ultimate goal of creating enough passive residual income so that I can be financially free, no longer trading my time for money and able to be available every time the Master calls.
  • Ricky on Matthew 6:24
    Tom, I like your comment and agree wholeheartedly!
  • Jim M on Matthew 6:24
    Jesus isn't condemning Money; rather the LOVE of money. You can only serve (LOVE) one Master...
  • Fiona Carty on Matthew 6:24
    Why should we not acknowledge people who excel at their fields, whatever that field. I do not feel it is my place to judge if someone should take money or how much they should take for the sport they play. I believe God is loving and gave us many beautiful gifts in life. I believe one of the gifts he gave us is the ability to take a skill level above that of other creatures and I believe that to truly acknowledge and serve God I need to acknowledge this. I do not believe it is up to me to judge what that person is paid or if their heart is clean in their acceptance of this pay. It is my job in my opinion to ensure that I am settled in my heart with the monies that I receive and that I act in a way personally to honour to God.


 

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