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The Talents

Matthew Chapter 25


25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.    
25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  
25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.    
25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.    
25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.    
25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.    
25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.    
25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.    
25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.    
25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.    
25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:    
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.    
25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:    
25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.    
25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.    
25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.    
25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.    

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