Parallel Bible results for Matthew 25:14-30

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Matthew 25:14-30

ESV 14 "For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. MSG 14 "It's also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. ESV 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. MSG 15 To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left. ESV 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. MSG 16 Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master's investment. ESV 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. MSG 17 The second did the same. ESV 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. MSG 18 But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master's money. ESV 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. MSG 19 "After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them. ESV 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.' MSG 20 The one given five thousand dollars showed him how he had doubled his investment. ESV 21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' MSG 21 His master commended him: 'Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.' ESV 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.' MSG 22 "The servant with the two thousand showed how he also had doubled his master's investment. ESV 23 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' MSG 23 His master commended him: 'Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.' ESV 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, MSG 24 "The servant given one thousand said, 'Master, I know you have high standards and hate careless ways, that you demand the best and make no allowances for error. ESV 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' MSG 25 I was afraid I might disappoint you, so I found a good hiding place and secured your money. Here it is, safe and sound down to the last cent.' ESV 26 But his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? MSG 26 "The master was furious. 'That's a terrible way to live! It's criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least? ESV 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. MSG 27 The least you could have done would have been to invest the sum with the bankers, where at least I would have gotten a little interest. ESV 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 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. ESV 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. MSG 29 ESV 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' MSG 30 Throw him out into utter darkness.'