Matthew 25:28

28 “ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.

Matthew 25:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
ESV
28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.
NLT
28 “Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver.
MSG
28 "'Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this "play-it-safe" who won't go out on a limb.
CSB
28 " 'So take the talent from him and give it to the one who has 10 talents.

Matthew 25:28 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 25:28

Take therefore the talent from him
This shows it was not special grace, which is intended by the talent; for the gift and calling of special grace are without repentance, and are that good part which shall not be taken away: but gifts may fail, cease, and vanish; they may be taken away from men, and men from them; a right arm may be clean dried up, and a right eye be utterly darkened:

and give it unto him which hath ten talents;
for to diligent and laborious ministers of the word, more spiritual light and knowledge is given: but this is not to be understood, as though other men's gifts are, properly speaking, taken away from them, and bestowed on them; but that their gifts appear the more illustrious through the slothfulness of others.

Matthew 25:28 In-Context

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?
27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28 “ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.
29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’