Then Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham.
For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost."
As they were listening to this, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
So he said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return.
He summoned ten of his slaves, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, "Do business with these until I come back.'
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