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Matthew 25:15–28

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15 And unto one he gave five ||talents, to another two, and to another one; xto every man according to his yseveral ability; and straightway utook his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and ztraded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and areckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been aafaithful over a few things, bI will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into cthe joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, dWell done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, eI knew thee that thou art an fhard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast gthat is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and hslothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the iexchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

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A talent is 187l. 10s.ch. 18:24.

x
y

Gk. as in ver. 14.

u

See ch. 21:33.

z

Acts 18:3 (Gk.).

a

ch. 18:23 (Gk.), 24.

aa
b

ch. 24:47. Luke 12:44. Comp. ver. 34. Luke 19:17. & 22:29.

c
d

ver. 21.

e

Construction as Mark 1:24. & 12:34 (Gk.). Luke 4:34. & 19:3. John 9:8. Acts 4:13. & 16:3 (Gk.). & 26:5. 1 Cor. 15:1, 2 marg.

f

1 Sam. 25:3 (Heb. & Gk.). Comp. Luke 19:21.

g

ch. 20:14.

h
i

See ch. 21:12.