Bible: Luke 19:11-19

The Parable of the Ten Minas

19:11 While the people were listening to these things, Jesus 1  proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, 2  and because they thought 3  that the kingdom of God 4  was going to 5  appear immediately. 19:12 Therefore he said, “A nobleman 6  went to a distant country to receive 7  for himself a kingdom and then return. 8  19:13 And he summoned ten of his slaves, 9  gave them ten minas, 10  and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’ 19:14 But his citizens 11  hated 12  him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man 13  to be king 14  over us!’ 19:15 When 15  he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned 16  these slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted 17  to know how much they had earned 18  by trading. 19:16 So 19  the first one came before him and said, ‘Sir, 20  your mina 21  has made ten minas more.’ 19:17 And the king 22  said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been faithful 23  in a very small matter, you will have authority 24  over ten cities.’ 19:18 Then 25  the second one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made five minas.’ 19:19 So 26  the king 27  said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’

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