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Matthew 24:49

    Matthew 24:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And is cruel to the other servants, taking his pleasure with those who are overcome with wine;

    Webster's Revision

    and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken;

    World English Bible

    and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken;

    Definitions for Matthew 24:49

    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 24:49

    Smite his fellow-servants ... - This is the conduct of a wicked servant, who, supposing he would not be called to account, and abusing his authority, gave himself up to oppression, carousing, and debauchery.

    It is designed to represent the conduct of ministers who are unfaithful and overbearing, and who abuse their trust in the church.