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

 
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11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was 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 He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive a kingdom 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 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Trade with these till I come.' 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 an embassy 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, having received the kingdom, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. 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 came before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have 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 And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made five pounds.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 And he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; 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 a severe 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, 'I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe 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 Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should 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 And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.' 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, 'Lord, he has ten pounds!') 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 'I tell you, that to every one who has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has will 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 as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.'" 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.' "