Matthew 25:29
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
"For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have more than enough. But from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

International Standard Version
because to everyone who has something, more will be given, and he'll have more than enough. But from the person who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away from him.

NET Bible
For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For to the one who has it, it shall be given, and it will be increased to him. But whoever does not have it, that which he has will be taken from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To all who have, more will be given, and they will have more than enough. But everything will be taken away from those who don't have much.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For unto every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance, but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has.

King James 2000 Bible
For unto everyone that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has.

American King James Version
For to every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has.

American Standard Version
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: but from him that hath not, that also which he seemeth to have shall be taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
for to every one that has shall be given, and he shall be in abundance; but from him that has not, that even which he has shall be taken from him.

English Revised Version
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

Webster's Bible Translation
For to 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.

Weymouth New Testament


World English Bible
For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away.

Young's Literal Translation
for to every one having shall be given, and he shall have overabundance, and from him who is not having, even that which he hath shall be taken from him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:14-30 Christ keeps no servants to be idle: they have received their all from him, and have nothing they can call their own but sin. Our receiving from Christ is in order to our working for him. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. The day of account comes at last. We must all be reckoned with as to what good we have got to our own souls, and have done to others, by the advantages we have enjoyed. It is not meant that the improving of natural powers can entitle a man to Divine grace. It is the real Christian's liberty and privilege to be employed as his Redeemer's servant, in promoting his glory, and the good of his people: the love of Christ constrains him to live no longer to himself, but to Him that died for him, and rose again. Those who think it impossible to please God, and in vain to serve him, will do nothing to purpose in religion. They complain that He requires of them more than they are capable of, and punishes them for what they cannot help. Whatever they may pretend, the fact is, they dislike the character and work of the Lord. The slothful servant is sentenced to be deprived of his talent. This may be applied to the blessings of this life; but rather to the means of grace. Those who know not the day of their visitation, shall have the things that belong to their peace hid from their eyes. His doom is, to be cast into outer darkness. It is a usual way of expressing the miseries of the damned in hell. Here, as in what was said to the faithful servants, our Saviour goes out of the parable into the thing intended by it, and this serves as a key to the whole. Let us not envy sinners, or covet any of their perishing possessions.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - Unto every one that hath... abundance (Matthew 13:12). So we have seen in the first part of the parable. The proverb says, "Money makes money;" a man who has capital finds various means of increasing it; it grows as it is judiciously employed. Thus the grace of God, duly stirred up and exercised, receives continual accession, "grace for grace" (John 1:16). The Christian's spiritual forces are developed by being properly directed; Providence puts in his way added opportunities, and as he uses these he is more and more strengthened and replenished. From him that hath not (ἀπὸ δὲ τοῦ μὴ ἔχοντος). So the Received Text, probably from Luke 19:26; the best manuscripts and editions read, τοῦ δὲ μὴ ἔχοντος, but as to him that hath nat; this, followed by ἀπ αὐτοῦ at the end of the verse, is less tautological than the other reading. To "have not," in accordance with the context, signifies to possess nothing of any consequence, to be comparatively destitute, in the world's estimate of riches. Shall be taken away even that which he hath; even that which he hath shall be taken away from him. The Vulgate, following some few manuscripts, has, Et quod videtur habere auferetur ab eo, from Luke 8:18. The poor unpractical man shall lose even the little which he possessed. So the spiritually unprofitable shall be punished by utter deprivation of the grace which was given for his advancement in holiness. If applied to the special circumstances of the time and of the persons to whom it was addressed, the parable would teach that the disciples who recognized and duly employed the riches of the doctrine and powers delivered unto them would receive further revelations; but that the people who spurned the offered salvation and neglected the gracious opportunity would forfeit the blessing, and be condemned.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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 (a), 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 (b),

"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.

(a) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 55. 1. Zohar in Exod. fol. 89. 4. (b) Vajikra Rabba, sect. 30. fol. 170. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, &c.—See on [1358]Mt 13:12.

Matthew 25:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Talents
28'Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.' 29"For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 30"Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Cross References
Matthew 13:12
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.

Matthew 25:28
"'So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.

Mark 4:25
Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them."

Luke 8:18
Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them."

John 15:2
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
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Mark 4:25 For he that has, to him shall be given: and he that has not, from …

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