Matthew 25:25

And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I was afraid, and went and hidde thy talent in the earth: loe, there thou hast that is thine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I was in fear, and went away, and put your talent in the earth: here is what is yours.
- Basic English Bible

and being afraid I went away and hid thy talent in the earth; behold, thou hast that which is thine.
- Darby Bible

And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast what is thine.
- Webster's Bible

So being afraid I went and buried your talent in the ground: there you have what belongs to you.'
- Weymouth Bible

I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.'
- World English Bible

and Y dredynge wente, and hidde thi besaunt in the erthe; lo! thou hast that that is thin.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been afraid, having gone away, I hid thy talent in the earth; lo, thou hast thine own!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:25


25:25 And I was afraid - Lest if I had improved my talent, I should have had the more to answer for. So from this fear, one will not learn to read, another will not hear sermons!


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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