Matthew 25:42
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New International Version
For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,

New Living Translation
For I was hungry, and you didn't feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn't give me a drink.

English Standard Version
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

New American Standard Bible
for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink;

King James Bible
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink;

International Standard Version
Here's why: I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink.

NET Bible
For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I was hungry and you gave me no food. I was thirsty and you gave me no drink.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for I was hungry, and ye gave me no food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;

King James 2000 Bible
For I was hungry, and you gave me no food: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:

American King James Version
For I was an hungered, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink:

American Standard Version
for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink.

Darby Bible Translation
for I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me not to drink;

English Revised Version
for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Webster's Bible Translation
For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Weymouth New Testament
For when I was hungry, you gave me nothing to eat; when thirsty, you gave me nothing to drink;

World English Bible
for I was hungry, and you didn't give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;

Young's Literal Translation
for I did hunger, and ye gave me not to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me not to drink;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:31-46 This is a description of the last judgment. It is as an explanation of the former parables. There is a judgment to come, in which every man shall be sentenced to a state of everlasting happiness, or misery. Christ shall come, not only in the glory of his Father, but in his own glory, as Mediator. The wicked and godly here dwell together, in the same cities, churches, families, and are not always to be known the one from the other; such are the weaknesses of saints, such the hypocrisies of sinners; and death takes both: but in that day they will be parted for ever. Jesus Christ is the great Shepherd; he will shortly distinguish between those that are his, and those that are not. All other distinctions will be done away; but the great one between saints and sinners, holy and unholy, will remain for ever. The happiness the saints shall possess is very great. It is a kingdom; the most valuable possession on earth; yet this is but a faint resemblance of the blessed state of the saints in heaven. It is a kingdom prepared. The Father provided it for them in the greatness of his wisdom and power; the Son purchased it for them; and the blessed Spirit, in preparing them for the kingdom, is preparing it for them. It is prepared for them: it is in all points adapted to the new nature of a sanctified soul. It is prepared from the foundation of the world. This happiness was for the saints, and they for it, from all eternity. They shall come and inherit it. What we inherit is not got by ourselves. It is God that makes heirs of heaven. We are not to suppose that acts of bounty will entitle to eternal happiness. Good works done for God's sake, through Jesus Christ, are here noticed as marking the character of believers made holy by the Spirit of Christ, and as the effects of grace bestowed on those who do them. The wicked in this world were often called to come to Christ for life and rest, but they turned from his calls; and justly are those bid to depart from Christ, that would not come to him. Condemned sinners will in vain offer excuses. The punishment of the wicked will be an everlasting punishment; their state cannot be altered. Thus life and death, good and evil, the blessing and the curse, are set before us, that we may choose our way, and as our way so shall our end be.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 42, 43. - The Lord gives the ground of the sentence, which proceeds on the same terms as the former one. The crimes for which these souls are punished are those of omission and negligence; they failed to per form the most elementary duties of charity and brotherly love which conscience and natural religion enjoin; they had lived utterly selfish and unprofitable lives. If sins of omission are thus punished, we may infer that positive transgressions shall meet with still heavier retribution.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat,.... Hence it appears, that these were such as dwelt among Christians, and professed the Christian name, and yet disregarded the poor members of Christ in distress, when it was in the power of their hands to help them; but when they were hungry and ready to starve for want of food, did not communicate to them for Christ's sake; which showed I that they had no true faith in him, and love to him, and therefore are justly condemned by him; whereas such who never knew Christ, nor any of his people, or any obligation they were under to regard any for Christ's sake, these will never be condemned for the non-performance of these things:

I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; as not the least morsel of bread to eat, so not so much as a cup of cold water to drink; which with what follows, are manifest tokens and evidences, that they did not belong to Christ, were not true believers in him, nor had they any real love to him: the grace of God was not in them, and therefore had neither right unto, nor meetness for, the kingdom of heaven; but were righteously banished from the presence of the Lord, and sent to dwell among everlasting burnings; for righteous it was, that such as they who would not show any love to him here, should not dwell with him for ever hereafter.



Matthew 25:42 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Sheep and the Goats
41"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.'…
Cross References
Matthew 4:2
After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

Matthew 25:41
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:43
I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
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