nkjv@Matthew:25:14 @ "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.
nkjv@Matthew:25:15 @ And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.
nkjv@Matthew:25:16 @ Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
nkjv@Matthew:25:17 @ And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.
nkjv@Matthew:25:18 @ But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money.
nkjv@Matthew:25:19 @ After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
nkjv@Matthew:25:20 @ "So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, "Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.'
nkjv@Matthew:25:21 @ His lord said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
nkjv@Matthew:25:22 @ He also who had received two talents came and said, "Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.'
nkjv@Matthew:25:23 @ His lord said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
nkjv@Matthew:25:24 @ "Then he who had received the one talent came and said, "Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
nkjv@Matthew:25:25 @ And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.'
nkjv@Matthew:25:26 @ "But his lord answered and said to him, "You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
nkjv@Matthew:25:27 @ So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
nkjv@Matthew:25:28 @ So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
nkjv@Matthew:25:29 @ "For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
nkjv@Matthew:25:30 @ And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'