Matthew 25:17

17 The second did the same.

Matthew 25:17 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 25:17

And likewise he that received two
Talents, or a lesser measure of ministerial gifts:

he also gained other two;
he worked and laboured, and traded, in proportion to the gifts he had received; and his improvements and success, under a divine blessing, were answerable.

Matthew 25:17 In-Context

15 To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left.
16 Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master's investment.
17 The second did the same.
18 But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master's money.
19 "After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them.
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