Matthew 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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vnto one he gaue fiue talents, to another two, and to another one, to euery man according to his seuerall ability, & straightway tooke his iourney.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to everyone as he was able; and he went on his journey.
- Basic English Bible

And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his particular ability, and immediately went away out of the country.
- Darby Bible

And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and forthwith took his journey.
- Webster's Bible

To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one--to each according to his individual capacity; and then started from home.
- Weymouth Bible

To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey.
- World English Bible

and to oon he yaf fyue talentis, and to another tweyne, and to another oon, to ech after his owne vertu; and wente forth anoon.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his several ability, went abroad immediately.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:15


25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one - And who knows whether (all circumstances considered) there be a greater disproportion than this, in the talents of those who have received the most, and those who have received the fewest? According to his own ability - The words may be translated more literally, according to his own mighty power. And immediately took his journey - To heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:15


Mt 25:15 Unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one. The talent was not a coin, but a weight, and was especially applied to the weighing of the precious metals. The Hebrew talent is variously estimated to be equivalent to a weight of silver ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. To every man according to his own several ability. The sums entrusted to the servants were graded by their capacity. The trust of the Lord to each servant is measured according to his mental ability, wealth, position, or influence.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • A disciple
    "Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man.. and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His Lord answered and said unto him, THOU WICKED AND SLOTHFUL SERVANT...Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

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