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.'
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?
Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with interest?'
And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.'
(And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten pounds!')
'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.
But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.'"
And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
When he drew near to Beth'phage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
saying, "Go into the village opposite, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat; untie it and bring it here.
If any one asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say this, 'The Lord has need of it.'"
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)