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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that had received the five talents went and trafficked with them, and made five other talents.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The two who had received most employed their money in trade, and by honest industry doubled it before their master returned, representing the conduct of those who make a good improvement of their abilities, and employ them in doing good.
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
"In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more.
"And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'
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