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Luke 19:11-27 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. 11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
12 So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. 12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
13 "And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.' 13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
14 "But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.' 14 "But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We don't want this man to be our king.'
15 "When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done. 15 "He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.
16 "The first appeared, saying, 'Master, your mina has made ten minas more.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 "And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.' 17 " 'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
18 "The second came, saying, 'Your mina, master, has made five minas.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 "And he said to him also, 'And you are to be over five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 "Another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief; 20 "Then another servant came and said, 'Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.
21 for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.' 21 I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.'
22 "He said to him, 'By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 22 "His master replied, 'I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow?
23 'Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?' 23 Why then didn't you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?'
24 "Then he said to the bystanders, 'Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.' 24 "Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'
25 "And they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas already.' 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 "I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 26 "He replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.
27 "But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence." 27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me.' "