Matthew 25:30
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New International Version
And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

New Living Translation
Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

English Standard Version
And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

New American Standard Bible
"Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

King James Bible
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And throw this good-for-nothing slave into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

International Standard Version
Throw this useless servant into the darkness outside! In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"

NET Bible
And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they cast the worthless servant into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing teeth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Throw this useless servant outside into the darkness. People will cry and be in extreme pain there.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
And cast ye the unprofitable slave into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

King James 2000 Bible
And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

American King James Version
And cast you the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

American Standard Version
And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the unprofitable servant cast ye out into the exterior darkness. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Darby Bible Translation
And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

English Revised Version
And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Weymouth New Testament
But as for this worthless servant, put him out into the darkness outside: *there* will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.'

World English Bible
Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Young's Literal Translation
and the unprofitable servant cast ye forth to the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
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 30. - Cast ye the unprofitable servant into [the] outer darkness (Matthew 8:12). The parable merges into the real. The 'matter represented bursts through the veil under which it was delivered, and stands forth plainly and awfully. The command is issued to the ministers of the Lord's vengeance, whether earthly or angelic. The slave was truly unprofitable, as he advanced neither his master's interests nor his own, which were bound up with the other. While the faithful servants enter into the joy of the Lord, he is rejected from his presence, expelled from the kingdom of heaven, banished we know not whither. And why? Not for great ill doing, sacrilege, crime, offence against the common laws of God and man; but for neglect, idleness, omission of duty. This is a very fearful thought. Men endeavour to screen themselves from blame by minimizing their talents, ability, opportunities; this parable unveils the flimsiness of this pretence, shows that all have responsibilities, and are answerable for the use they make of the graces and faculties, be they never so small, which they possess. Spiritual indolence is as serious a sin as active wickedness, and meets with similar punishment, Our Lord's account of the last judgment terribly confirms this truth (vers. 42-45). There shall be [the] weeping and [the] gnashing of teeth (Matthew 24:51). "There," viz. in the outer darkness. The remembrance of lost opportunities, wasted graces, bartered privileges, will fill the mind of the banished with terrible remorse, and make existence a very hell; and what more shall be added? Some of the Fathers have recorded a gnomic saying derived from this parable, if not an utterance of our Lord himself, "Be ye approved bankers."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30. And cast ye—cast ye out.

the unprofitable servant—the useless servant, that does his Master no service.

into outer darkness—the darkness which is outside. On this expression see on [1359]Mt 22:13.

there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth—See on [1360]Mt 13:42.

Matthew 25:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the 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
Psalm 112:10
The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

Matthew 8:12
But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 22:13
"Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Luke 13:28
"There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.
Treasury of Scripture

And cast you the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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