Matthew 25:21
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New International Version
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

New Living Translation
"The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'

English Standard Version
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Berean Study Bible
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Berean Literal Bible
His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things; I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

New American Standard Bible
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

King James Bible
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master's joy!'

International Standard Version
"His master told him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy servant! Since you've been trustworthy with a small amount, I'll put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master's joy!'

NET Bible
His master answered, 'Well done, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful in a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His master said to him, ''Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I shall set you over much; enter the joy of your Lord.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"His master replied, 'Good job! You're a good and faithful servant! You proved that you could be trusted with a small amount. I will put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master's happiness.'

New American Standard 1977
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful slave; thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

King James 2000 Bible
His lord said unto him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.

American King James Version
His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

American Standard Version
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Darby Bible Translation
His lord said to him, Well, good and faithful bondman, thou wast faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord.

English Revised Version
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
His lord said to him, Well done thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Weymouth New Testament
"'You have done well, good and trustworthy servant,' replied his master; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.'

World English Bible
"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

Young's Literal Translation
'And his lord said to him, Well done, servant, good and faithful, over a few things thou wast faithful, over many things I will set thee; enter into the joy of thy lord.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Talents
20The servant who had received five talents came and presented five more. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’ 21His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’ 22Then the servant who had received two talents also came and said, ‘Master, you entrusted me with two talents. See, I have gained two more.’…
Cross References
Proverbs 14:35
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.

Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?

Matthew 24:47
Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

Matthew 25:23
His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!'

Luke 12:44
Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

Luke 16:10
Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

Luke 22:29
And I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father has bestowed on Me,

1 Timothy 3:13
For those who have served well as deacons acquire for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 3:21
To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Treasury of Scripture

His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

Well.

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

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: …

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that …

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who …

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

I will.

Matthew 25:34-40,46 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed …

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

Matthew 24:47 Truly I say to you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Luke 12:44 Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has.

Luke 22:28-30 You are they which have continued with me in my temptations…

Revelation 2:10,26-28 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, …

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Matthew 25:23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have …

Psalm 16:10,11 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your …

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall …

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive …

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me …

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and …

2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also …

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the middle of the throne shall feed them, …

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