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Matthew 24:48

    Matthew 24:48 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if that evil servant says in his heart, My lord is a long time in coming;

    Webster's Revision

    But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth;

    World English Bible

    But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth;

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 24:48

    But, and if that evil servant - Here are three characters of a bad minister.

    1. He has little or no faith in the speedy coming of Christ, either to punish for wickedness, or to pardon and sanctify those who believe. It may be, he does not outwardly profess this, but he says it in his heart, and God searches his heart, and knows that he professes to teach what he does not believe.

    2. He governs with an absolute dominion, oppressing his colleagues and doing violence to the followers of Christ. And shall begin to smite, etc.

    3. He leads an irregular life does not love the company of the children of God, but eats and drinks with the drunkards, preferring the tables of the great and the rich, whose god is their belly, and thus feeds himself without fear.

    Great God! save thine inheritance from being ravaged by such wolves!

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 24:48

    That evil servant - If that servant, so appointed, having this office, should be evil or wicked.

    Say in his heart - Secretly suppose.

    Delayeth his coming - Will not return in a long time; or does not return as soon as was expected, and perhaps may not at all.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 24:48

    24:48 But if that evil servant - Now evil, having put away faith and a good conscience.