25:14For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
25:15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
25:16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
25:17And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
25:18But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:19After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:20And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
25:21His 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.
25:22He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
25:23His lord said unto him, Well done, 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.
19:12He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
19:13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
19:14But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
19:15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
19:16Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
19:17And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
19:18And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19:19And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.