Matthew 25:30

30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 25:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
ESV
30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
NLT
30 Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
MSG
30 Throw him out into utter darkness.'
CSB
30 And throw this good-for-nothing slave into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Matthew 25:30 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 25:30

And cast ye the unprofitable servant
All the servants of Christ are unprofitable with respect to God; for no man can be profitable to him, as he that is wise may be profitable to himself, or others; or in a way of merit, since when they have done the most and best, they have done but their duty: but this man was unprofitable with respect to himself, having not improved the gift and talent bestowed on him; and with respect to men, being of no use for the conversion of sinners, or the comfort of saints, or the edifying of the body of Christ; and brought no honour to his master, and was of no service for the spreading of his Gospel, and the enlargement of his kingdom and interest; and therefore, as one good for nothing, the ministering angels are bid to take him, and cast him

into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth:
he shall be turned out of doors into outer darkness, to be a companion of other unhappy creatures; who are also without, bewailing their miserable condition, and reflecting on their past conduct; whilst faithful, diligent, and laborious servants will be within, partaking of a rich entertainment, prepared by their Lord, accompanied with joy unspeakable, and full of glory: (See Gill on Matthew 8:12).

Matthew 25:30 In-Context

28 “ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.
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.
30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

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