New Living Translation
"'Well done!' the king exclaimed. 'You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.'
King James Bible
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Well done, thou good bondman; because thou hast been faithful in that which is least, be thou in authority over ten cities.
World English Bible
"He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to him, Well done, good servant, because in a very little thou didst become faithful, be having authority over ten cities.
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'And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38. Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 38. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, Master, rebuke Thy disciples. 40. And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their …
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As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer's interests will be rewarded.
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The first servant reported, 'Master, I invested your money and made ten times the original amount!'
"The next servant reported, 'Master, I invested your money and made five times the original amount.'
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