New International Version
"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.
King James Bible
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Darby Bible Translation
For [it is] as [if] a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance.
World English Bible
"For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.
Young's Literal Translation
'For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Called his own servants - God never makes the children of men proprietors of his goods. They are formed by his power, and upheld by his bounty; and they hold their lives and their goods, as in many of our ancient tenures, quamdiu domino placuerit - at the will of their Lord.
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Preached at Southsea for the Mission of the Good Shepherd. October 1871. St Matt. xxv. 34-37. "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous …
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The Day of Judgment. Extracted from a Sermon by Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Martyr, 1555. (1)
Conclusion of Our Lord's Discourse. Parables of virgins and Talents. The Final Judgment.
"Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.
He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
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