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Matthew 25:14-23 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 "For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 14 "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.
15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 16 The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.
17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 17 So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.
18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. 18 But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 19 "After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.' 20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'
21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' 21 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.' 22 "The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.'
23 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' 23 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'