Matthew 25:16
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New International Version
The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.

New Living Translation
"The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more.

English Standard Version
He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.

New American Standard Bible
"Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.

King James Bible
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the man who had received five talents went, put them to work, and earned five more.

International Standard Version
"The one who received five talents went out at once and invested them and earned five more.

NET Bible
The one who had received five talents went off right away and put his money to work and gained five more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he who received five talents went and traded them and gained five others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The one who received ten thousand dollars invested the money at once and doubled his money.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And after he was gone, he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same and made another five talents.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made five other talents.

American King James Version
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

American Standard Version
Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five talents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that had received the five talents, went his way, and traded with the same, and gained other five.

Darby Bible Translation
And he that had received the five talents went and trafficked with them, and made five other talents.

English Revised Version
Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five talents.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded with the same, and gained other five talents.

Weymouth New Testament
Without delay the one who had received the five talents went and employed them in business, and gained five more.

World English Bible
Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he who did receive the five talents, having gone, wrought with them, and made other five talents;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

25:14-30 Christ keeps no servants to be idle: they have received their all from him, and have nothing they can call their own but sin. Our receiving from Christ is in order to our working for him. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. The day of account comes at last. We must all be reckoned with as to what good we have got to our own souls, and have done to others, by the advantages we have enjoyed. It is not meant that the improving of natural powers can entitle a man to Divine grace. It is the real Christian's liberty and privilege to be employed as his Redeemer's servant, in promoting his glory, and the good of his people: the love of Christ constrains him to live no longer to himself, but to Him that died for him, and rose again. Those who think it impossible to please God, and in vain to serve him, will do nothing to purpose in religion. They complain that He requires of them more than they are capable of, and punishes them for what they cannot help. Whatever they may pretend, the fact is, they dislike the character and work of the Lord. The slothful servant is sentenced to be deprived of his talent. This may be applied to the blessings of this life; but rather to the means of grace. Those who know not the day of their visitation, shall have the things that belong to their peace hid from their eyes. His doom is, to be cast into outer darkness. It is a usual way of expressing the miseries of the damned in hell. Here, as in what was said to the faithful servants, our Saviour goes out of the parable into the thing intended by it, and this serves as a key to the whole. Let us not envy sinners, or covet any of their perishing possessions.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - Went. The one who had received the five talents, the mark of the greatest trust, lost no time, but betook himself to business with zeal and energy. Traded with the same (εἰργάσατο ἐν αὐτοῖς, made gain with them). The verb is applied to husbandry or any work by which profit is obtained. A special method of increasing the allotted sum is mentioned in ver. 27; but here the term is general, and implies only that the slave used the money in some business which would prove to his master's advantage. In other words, he exercised his faculties and powers in his master's service and with a view to his master's interests. Made [them] other five talents. The addition "them" is unnecessary. He doubled his principal - "made" being equivalent to "gained." In the parable of the "pounds" we find the same sum increased in different proportions; here we have different sums multiplied in the same proportion.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then he that had received the five talents,.... The largest measure of gifts; an account is first given of him, how he behaved, and conducted in his Lord's absence, and what use he made of the gifts bestowed upon him: this must be understood, not of a single man, but of that sort of the servants of Christ, who have the greatest ministerial gifts: he

went; it denotes immediate application to business, and signifies that such servants went according to their commission, preached the Gospel to every creature, and administered the ordinances to proper subjects; they went directly, as soon as they had their talents; they did not stay to consult with flesh and blood, whether it would be for their interest and credit or not; they did not stick at any difficulties and discouragements, nor were deterred by the cross, reproaches, and persecutions; but went forth with courage and boldness, not in their own name and strength, but in the name and strength of Christ, who sent them, and promised them his presence and assistance, on which they depended:

and traded with the same: with the five talents, or their ministerial gifts. The ministers of the Gospel are traders, not in their own name, nor on their own stock, and for themselves, but for Christ, and for the good of immortal souls: they closely attend unto, and work at, their business and employment; by constant reading, and diligent search into the word of God; by studious meditation on it; by frequent prayer; and continual preaching the Gospel, and administering ordinances; and their success follows:

and made them other five talents; that is, increased in spiritual knowledge; gifts were improved and enlarged; a greater stock of divine things were laid in; and many souls gained to Christ: such are they whom Christ has ordained to go forth, and bear and bring forth fruit in their ministry, and whose fruit remain.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same—expressive of the activity which he put forth and the labor he bestowed.

and made them other five talents.

Matthew 25:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Talents
15"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. 16"Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents. 17"In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:24
As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him.

Matthew 25:17
So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.

Luke 19:13
So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
Treasury of Scripture

Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

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2 Samuel 7:1-3 And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD …

1 Chronicles 13:1-3 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, …

1 Chronicles 22:1-26:32 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the …

1 Chronicles 28:2 Then David the king stood up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brothers, …

1 Chronicles 29:1-17 Furthermore David the king said to all the congregation, Solomon …

2 Chronicles 1:9,10 Now, O LORD God, let your promise to David my father be established…

2 Chronicles 15:8-15 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, …

2 Chronicles 17:3-9 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first …

2 Chronicles 19:4-10 And Jehoshaphat dwelled at Jerusalem: and he went out again through …

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

2 Chronicles 33:15,16 And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD…

2 Chronicles 34:1-35:27 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned …

Nehemiah 5:14-19 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor …

Isaiah 23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it …

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing …

Isaiah 60:5-16 Then you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, …

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of …

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

1 Corinthians 9:16-23 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

2 Timothy 2:6 The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy 4:5-8 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

Philemon 1:6,7 That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the …

3 John 1:5-8 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do to the brothers, and to strangers…

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