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Mattityahu 25:14-29Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

14 For it is as a man going on a journey, who called to his own avadim (slaves) and handed over to them his possessions.

15 And to this one, he gave five talents, and to this one, two, and to this one, one, each according to his own ability. Then the man went on his journey. Immediately

16 After the man had gone, the one having received the five talents, went to work with them, and gained five others.

17 Likewise, the one having received the two talents, this one gained two others.

18 But the one, having received one, went out and dug a hole in the ground and buried the gelt (money) of his Adon in a hiding place.

19 And after much time, here comes the Adon of those servants. And he conducts a settling of accounts with them.

20 Then the one who had received five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, Adoni, five talents you gave me. Hinei! Five more talents I gained.

21 And his Adon said to him, Shkoyach (well done), eved tov vneeman (good and faithful servant)! A few things you were faithful over, over many things I will ordain you. Enter into the simchah of your Adon.

22 And having come forward, the one having received two talents, said, You bestowed upon me two talents. Hinei! Two more talents I gained.

23 His Adon said to him, Shkoyach (well done), eved tov vneeman! A few things you were faithful over, over many things I will ordain you. Enter into the simcha of your Adon.

24 And also the one who had received one talent stepped forward. He said, Adoni, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering from that which you did not scatter seed.

25 And having been afraid and having gone away, I hid your talent by burying it in the ground. Here, see, you have that which belongs to you.

26 And, in reply, his Adon said to him, You farbissener (mean) eved rah vatzel (wicked and lazy slave), so you had daas that I reap where I did not sow and I gather from which I did not scatter seed?

27 Then why was it not necessary for you to deposit my gelt with the bankers, and having returned, I would have received back that which was mine with interest?

28 Take, therefore, from him the talent and give it to the one having the ten talents.

29 For to every one having, it will be given and he will have abundance; but from the one not having, even what he has will be taken from him.

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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