Matthew 25:24

Overview - Matthew 25
The parable of the ten virgins,
14 and of the talents.
31 Also the description of the last judgment.
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Matthew 25:24  (King James Version)
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

he which
Our Lord placed the example of negligence in him to whom the least was committed, probably to "intimate" says Doddridge, "that we are accountable for the smallest advantage with which
we are entrusted; but it cannot imply that they who have received much will ordinarily pass their account best; for it is too plain, in fact, that most of those whose dignity, wealth, and genius give them the greatest opportunities of service, seem to forget that they have any Master in heaven to serve, or any future reckoning to expect; and many render themselves much more criminal than this wicked and slothful servant who hid his talents in the earth."* Lord.
7:21 Lu 6:46

I knew
20:12 Job 21:14 Job 21:15 ; Isaiah 58:3 ; Jeremiah 2:31 ; 44:16-18 Ezekiel 18:25-29
Malachi 1:12 Malachi 1:13 ; Malachi 3:14 Malachi 3:15 Luke 15:29 ; 19:20-22 Romans 8:7 ; 9:20