“But hee that had receiued one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lordes money.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
25:18 He that had received one - Made his having fewer talents than others a pretence for not improving any. Went and hid his master's money - Reader, art thou doing the same? Art thou hiding the talent God hath lent thee?
Mt 25:18 He that had received one, etc. Before the days of banks of deposit, and still in countries where they are not established, it is a common thing to hide treasure in the earth. The servant's only care was to hold on to what he had.