Matthew 16:27

27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

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Matthew 16:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
ESV
27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.
NLT
27 For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.
MSG
27 "Don't be in such a hurry to go into business for yourself. Before you know it the Son of Man will arrive with all the splendor of his Father, accompanied by an army of angels. You'll get everything you have coming to you, a personal gift.
CSB
27 For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will reward each according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:27 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 16:27

For the son of man shall come in the glory of his Father,
&c.] This is a reason, proving the truth of what is before asserted, that men's lives may be lost by saving them, and be found by losing them, whatever paradoxes they may seem to be; and that the loss of a soul is irrecoverable, and no compensation can be made for it; and points out the time, when all this will appear: for nothing is more certain, and to be depended upon, than that Christ, who, though he was then a mean and contemptible man, and attended with the sinless infirmities of human nature, wherefore he calls himself, "the son of man", should come; either a second time to judgment at the last day, in the same glory as his Father, as his Son, equal with him, and clothed, with power and authority from him, and as mediator, to execute judgment: with his angels; the Holy Ones, so the Syriac and Persic versions read, and so some copies; who will add to the glory of his appearance; and will be employed in gathering all nations before him, and in executing his will: or, in his power, to take vengeance on the Jewish nation; on those that crucified him, or did not believe in him, or deserted and apostatised from him. And then he shall reward every man according to his works, or work; either that particular action of putting him to death, or their unbelief in him, or desertion of him; or any, or all of their evil works, they had been guilty of: for though good works are not the cause of salvation, nor for which men will be rewarded; though they may be brought into judgment, as proofs and evidences of true faith, in the person, blood, and righteousness of Christ, by which good men will be acquitted and discharged; yet evil works will be the cause of condemnation, and the rule of judgment; and the reason of adjudging to temporal punishment here, and eternal destruction hereafter.

Matthew 16:27 In-Context

25 For whoever wants to save their lifewill lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 8:20
  • 2. S Luke 17:30; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; S 1 Corinthians 1:7; S 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; S Revelation 1:7; Revelation 22:7,12,20
  • 3. 2 Chronicles 6:23; Job 34:11; Psalms 62:12; Jeremiah 17:10; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 2:6; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12
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