|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
Barnes' Notes on the Bible
And cast ... - See the notes at Matthew 8:12. The spiritual meaning of the parable may be thus summed up:
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible
Weeping and gnashing of teeth - See on Matthew 8:12 (note), a note necessary for the illustration of this, and the foregoing parable.
Geneva Study Bible
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
People's New Testament
25:30 Cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness. A state of banishment from the presence of the Lord. Have you a trust from the Lord? Are you useful to him according to your ability?
25:30 Cast ye the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness - For what? what had he done? It is true he had not done good. But neither is he charged with doing any harm. Why, for this reason, for barely doing no harm, he is consigned to outer darkness. He is pronounced a wicked, because he was a slothful, an unprofitable servant. So mere harmlessness, on which many build their hope of salvation, was the cause of his damnation! There shall be the weeping - Of the careless thoughtless sinner; and the gnashing of teeth - Of the proud and stubborn. The same great truth, that there is no such thing as negative goodness, is in this chapter shown three times: In the parable of the virgins; In the still plainer parable of the servants, who had received the talents; and In a direct unparabolical declaration of the manner wherein our Lord will proceed at the last day. The several parts of each of these exactly answers each other, only each rises above the preceding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
30. And cast ye-cast ye out.
the unprofitable servant-the useless servant, that does his Master no service.
Matthew 25:30 Parallel Commentaries
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