New Living Translation
I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.'
King James Bible
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Darby Bible Translation
and being afraid I went away and hid thy talent in the earth; behold, thou hast that which is thine.
World English Bible
I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.'
Young's Literal Translation
and having been afraid, having gone away, I hid thy talent in the earth; lo, thou hast thine own!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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!
LibraryThe King on his Judgment Throne
'When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: 32. And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34. 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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxv. 1, "Then Shall the Kingdom of Heaven be Likened unto Ten virgins. "
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxv. 24, Etc. , Where the Slothful Servant who Would not Put Out the Talent He had Received, is Condemned.
The Two Talents
"Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, 'Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn't plant and gathering crops you didn't cultivate.
"But the master replied, 'You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn't plant and gathered crops I didn't cultivate,
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