Matthew 25:25
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New International Version
So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'

New Living Translation
I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.'

English Standard Version
so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’

Berean Study Bible
So in my fear, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what belongs to you.'

Berean Literal Bible
And having been afraid, having gone away, I hid your talent in the ground. Behold, you have what is yours.'

New American Standard Bible
'And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.'

King James Bible
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I was afraid and went off and hid your talent in the ground. Look, you have what is yours.'

International Standard Version
Since I was afraid, I went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here, take what's yours!'

NET Bible
so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.'

New Heart English Bible
I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. See, you have what is yours.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I was afraid, and I went and buried your talent in the ground. Behold, it is yours.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was afraid. So I hid your two thousand dollars in the ground. Here's your money!'

New American Standard 1977
‘And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground; see, you have what is yours.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
therefore, I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth; behold, thou hast what is thine.

King James 2000 Bible
And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: lo, there you have what is yours.

American King James Version
And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: see, there you have that is yours.

American Standard Version
and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And being afraid I went and hid thy talent in the earth: behold here thou hast that which 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.

English Revised Version
and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast what is thine.

Weymouth New Testament
So being afraid I went and buried your talent in the ground: there you have what belongs to you.'

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!
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
24Finally, the servant who had received one talent came and said, ‘Master, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25So in my fear, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what belongs to you.’ 26‘You wicked, lazy servant!’ replied his master. ‘You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:24
Finally, the servant who had received one talent came and said, 'Master, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

Matthew 25:26
You wicked, lazy servant!' replied his master. 'You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed.
Treasury of Scripture

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