11.10 Second Parable of Investing Talents

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Oct 12 11.10 “The heavenly kingdom is like a man who, on traveling,1 entrusts his possession to his servants. To one, he gave five talents; to another, two, and to another, one, according to their ability, and he left. The one with five talents traded and earned five more. Similarly, the one with two gained two more. But he with one, dug a hole in the ground and hid his masters money. Returning after a long time, the master settled accounts with them. The one with five talents said, Master, by trading I have gained five other talents.He with two talents reported, Master, I gained two more talents. To each one the master said, Well done, good and faithful servant. Because you are faithful over a little, I will set you over much. Come into my joy!

Oct 13 Then the servant with one talent reported, Master, knowing you are a hard man, reaping  and gathering where you never planted or sowed, I was afraid and hid your talent in the ground; Have your talent back.’ His master replied, You wicked, lazy servant. Knowing me to be that bad, you should have banked2 my money so I can receive it with interest. Take the talent and give it to the one with ten. Everyone who has, will be given more and he will have abundance.3 Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken. Throw this useless servant into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.