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the lord of those servants cometh and reckoneth with them.

And 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. 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. He 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. His

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.

Then he which had received the one talent came and said,

Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where

thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not

strawed; and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in

the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord an-

swered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant,

thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather

where I have not strawed; thou oughtest, therefore, to have

put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I

should have received mine own with usury. Take, therefore,

the talent from him, and give it unto him that hath ten ta-

lents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he

shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be

taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the un-

profitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weep-

ing and gnashing of teeth

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