25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

Read Matthew 25:25 Using Other Translations

And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.'
I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’