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 25:15

  • Xolani Simakuhle for verse 15
    This refers to the responsibility given to individual one needs take charge and always be accountable when time arrives. Further talks to utilize What God gave you in assisting others understanding that its not our own making but the ALmighty gift to us.
  • Faithfull for verse 15
    Matthew 25:15 And unto one he (Jesus) gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

    even one talent is a kings ransom in wealth

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