24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be (A)a hard man, reaping (B)where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, (C)you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You (D)wicked and (E)slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 (F)For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And (G)cast (H)the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place (I)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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