|New International Version (© 2011)|
"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.
King James Bible
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
American Standard Version
For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
Young's Literal Translation
'For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,
Matthew 25:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Called his own servants - God never makes the children of men proprietors of his goods. They are formed by his power, and upheld by his bounty; and they hold their lives and their goods, as in many of our ancient tenures, quamdiu domino placuerit - at the will of their Lord.
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Matthew 21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it...
Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...
Luke 19:12,13 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return...
Luke 20:9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to farmers...
Luke 16:1-12 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward...
Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy...
1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God...
1 Corinthians 12:4,7-29 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit...
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
1 Peter 4:9-11 Use hospitality one to another without grudging...
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Matthew 21:33 "Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.
Luke 19:12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.