Matthew 25:18

But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But hee that had receiued one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lordes money.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he who received the one {talent} went away, and dug {a hole} in the ground and hid his master's money.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he that received the one went away and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he who was given the one went away and put it in a hole in the earth, and kept his lord's money in a secret place.
- Basic English Bible

But he that had received the one went and dug in the earth, and hid the money of his lord.
- Darby Bible

But he that had received one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
- Webster's Bible

But the man who had received the one went and dug a hole and buried his master's money.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
- World English Bible

But he that hadde takun oon, yede forth, and dalf in to the erthe, and hidde the money of his lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who did receive the one, having gone away, digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:18


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?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:18


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.

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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