New American Standard Bible
"To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey.
King James Bible
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Darby Bible Translation
And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his particular ability, and immediately went away out of the country.
World English Bible
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey.
Young's Literal Translation
and to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his several ability, went abroad immediately.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Five talents - See the notes at Matthew 18:24. The word "talents" here is used to denote indefinitely "a large sum," and is designed to refer to the endowments conferred on people. We have retained in our language the word "talent" as referring to the abilities or gifts of men.
According to his several ability - According to the ability of each one. According as he saw each one was adapted to improve it. So in the church and the world. God gives people stations which he judges them adapted to fill, and requires them to fill them. He makes "distinctions" among people in regard to abilities, and in the powers and opportunities of usefulness, requiring them only to occupy those stations, and to discharge their duties there, 1 Corinthians 4:7.
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.
"And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'
Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
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