Matthew 25:17

And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And likewise he that had receiued two, he also gained other two.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"In the same manner the one who {had received} the two {talents} gained two more.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In like manner he also that `received' the two gained other two.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the same way he who had been given the two got two more.
- Basic English Bible

In like manner also he that [had received] the two, [he also] gained two others.
- Darby Bible

And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
- Webster's Bible

In the same way he who had the two gained two more.
- Weymouth Bible

In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.
- World English Bible

Also and he that hadde takun tweyne, wan othere tweyne.
- Wycliffe Bible

in like manner also he who [received] the two, he gained, also he, other two;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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