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

New Living Translation
The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more.

English Standard Version
So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.

New American Standard Bible
"In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.

King James Bible
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way the man with two earned two more.

International Standard Version
In the same way, the one who had two talents earned two more.

NET Bible
In the same way, the one who had two gained two more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So also he of the two gained two others.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who had four thousand dollars did the same and also doubled his money.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained another two.

King James 2000 Bible
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained another two.

American King James Version
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

American Standard Version
In like manner he also that received the two gained other two.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in like manner he that had received the two, gained other two.

Darby Bible Translation
In like manner also he that [had received] the two, [he also] gained two others.

English Revised Version
In like manner he also that received the two gained other two.

Webster's Bible Translation
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

Weymouth New Testament
In the same way he who had the two gained two more.

World English Bible
In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.

Young's Literal Translation
in like manner also he who received the two, he gained, also he, other two;
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 17. - Likewise, etc. The second servant made an equally good use of his smaller capital. It matters not whether our endowments are large or little, we have to use them all in the Lord's service. "To whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required" (Luke 12:48); and vice versa, to whomsoever less is committed, of him less shall be required. The burden is proportioned to the shoulder. We continually observe what to us seem anomalies in the distribution of gifts, but faith sees the hand of God dividing to each severally as he will, and we are confident that God will take account at last not only of the man's ability, but also of his opportunities of exercising the same. "He also" is omitted by Tischendorf, Westcott and Herr, and others.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And likewise he that received two,.... Talents, or a lesser measure of ministerial gifts:

he also gained other two; he worked and laboured, and traded, in proportion to the gifts he had received; and his improvements and success, under a divine blessing, were answerable.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. And likewise he that had received two he also gained other two—each doubling what he received, and therefore both equally faithful.

Matthew 25:17 Additional Commentaries
The Parable of the Talents
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. 18"But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:16
The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.

Matthew 25:18
But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
Treasury of Scripture

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