Matthew 25:29

29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

Read Matthew 25:29 Using Other Translations

For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.

What does Matthew 25:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 25:29

For unto everyone that hath shall be given
This seems to be a frequent saying of Christ's, or a common maxim of his, which he made use of on different occasions; (See Gill on Matthew 13:12), and accords with some usual sayings, and proverbial expressions of the Jews; who say F1, that "the blessed God does not give wisdom, but to him that has wisdom"; and of a man, in other respects, they use this is a common proverb F2,

``if he adds or increases, they add unto him, and if he lessens, they lessen to him:''

and so here; he that has gifts; and talents, shall have an addition to them.

And he shall have abundance
of spiritual gifts and knowledge;

but from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that which he
hath.
The Vulgate Latin reads, "that which he seemed to have", and so reads Munster's Hebrew Gospel, and so it is read in some Greek copies; though it seems to be taken out of ( Luke 8:18 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F1 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 55. 1. Zohar in Exod. fol. 89. 4.
F2 Vajikra Rabba, sect. 30. fol. 170. 2.
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