Matthew 25:26
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English Standard Version
But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?

King James Bible
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

American Standard Version
But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his lord answering, said to him: Wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sow not, and gather where I have not strewed:

English Revised Version
But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;

Webster's Bible Translation
His lord answered and said to him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not strewed:

Weymouth New Testament
"'You wicked and slothful servant,' replied his master, 'did you know that I reap where I have not sown, and garner what I have not winnowed?

Matthew 25:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Slothful

With no more trouble than he expended in digging, he might have gone to the exchangers. The verse should be read interrogatively, Didst thou indeed know this of me? Thou shouldst then have acted with time promptness and care which one observes in dealing with a hard master. To omit the interrogation is to make the Lord admit that he was a hard master.

Matthew 25:26 Parallel Commentaries

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Matthew 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me:

Job 15:5,6 For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty...

Cross References
Matthew 21:8
Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

Matthew 25:24
He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,

Matthew 25:25
so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.'

Matthew 25:27
Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

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