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Matthew 22:5

    Matthew 22:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they gave no attention, and went about their business, one to his farm, another to his trade:

    Webster's Revision

    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise;

    World English Bible

    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise:

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:5

    But they made light of it - Treated it with contempt, as a thing of no consequence - an exact representation of the conduct of sinners in regard to the gospel.

    One to his farm - So people are engaged so much in their worldly employment that they pretend they have no time to attend to religion. The world is, in their view, of more value than God.

    Merchandise - Traffic; trading.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:5

    22:5 One to his farm, another to his merchandise - One must mind what he has; another, gain what he wants. How many perish by misusing lawful things!