Matthew 25:16

Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then hee that had receiued the fiue talents, went and traded with the same, and made them other fiue talents.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five talents.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Straight away he who had been given the five talents went and did trade with them, and made five more.
- Basic English Bible

And he that had received the five talents went and trafficked with them, and made five other talents.
- Darby Bible

Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded with the same, and gained other five talents.
- Webster's Bible

Without delay the one who had received the five talents went and employed them in business, and gained five more.
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
- World English Bible

And he that hadde fyue besauntis, wente forth, and wrouyte in hem, and wan othere fyue.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he who did receive the five talents, having gone, wrought with them, and made other five talents;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:16


Mt 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents, etc. Whoever diligently uses the powers and means of grace the Lord has given in such a servant. The result is gain to himself.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • 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
  • Insight777
    What men say is Holy on earth is open to their religious interpretation. Some religions say something is Holy when others say it is not. Fact or fiction, that "holiness" does exist, lie or truth, all deal with people that do not agree. Physical response to what is spiritual belief is what Jesus taught against. Jesus wants people to believe truth but to not kill people that do not understand truth.

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