48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,'

Other Translations of Matthew 24:48

King James Version

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

English Standard Version

48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed,'

The Message

48 "But if that person only looks out for himself, and the minute the Master is away does what he pleases -

New King James Version

48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,'

New Living Translation

48 But what if the servant is evil and thinks, 'My master won't be back for a while,'

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 24:48

Commentary on Matthew 24:42-51

(Read Matthew 24:42-51)

To watch for Christ's coming, is to maintain that temper of mind which we would be willing that our Lord should find us in. We know we have but a little time to live, we cannot know that we have a long time to live; much less do we know the time fixed for the judgment. Our Lord's coming will be happy to those that shall be found ready, but very dreadful to those that are not. If a man, professing to be the servant of Christ, be an unbeliever, covetous, ambitious, or a lover of pleasure, he will be cut off. Those who choose the world for their portion in this life, will have hell for their portion in the other life. May our Lord, when he cometh, pronounce us blessed, and present us to the Father, washed in his blood, purified by his Spirit, and fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.