Matthew 25:22

He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He also that had receiued two talents, came and said, Lord, thou deliueredst vnto me two talents: behold, I haue gained two other talents besides them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Also the one who {had received} the two talents came up and said, 'Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he also that `received' the two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who had the two talents came and said, Lord, you gave into my care two talents: see, I have got two more.
- Basic English Bible

And he also that had received the two talents came to [him] and said, [My] lord, thou deliveredst me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents besides them.
- Darby Bible

He also that had received two talents came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst to me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents besides them.
- Webster's Bible

The second, who had received the two talents, came and said, `Sir, it was two talents you entrusted to me: see, I have gained two more.'
- Weymouth Bible

He also who got the two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.'
- World English Bible

And he that hadde takun twey talentis, cam, and seide, Lord, thou bitokist to me twey besauntis; loo!
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he who also did receive the two talents having come, said, Sir, two talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other two talents I did gain besides them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:22


Mt 25:22,23 He also that had received two talents, etc. His fidelity and reward are indicated, acknowledged and rewarded in exactly the same terms as in the case of the first servant. The final reward depends on "faithfulness", not greatness.

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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