Bible: Luke 19:12-24

19:12 Therefore he said, “A nobleman 1  went to a distant country to receive 2  for himself a kingdom and then return. 3  19:13 And he summoned ten of his slaves, 4  gave them ten minas, 5  and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’ 19:14 But his citizens 6  hated 7  him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man 8  to be king 9  over us!’ 19:15 When 10  he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned 11  these slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted 12  to know how much they had earned 13  by trading. 19:16 So 14  the first one came before him and said, ‘Sir, 15  your mina 16  has made ten minas more.’ 19:17 And the king 17  said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been faithful 18  in a very small matter, you will have authority 19  over ten cities.’ 19:18 Then 20  the second one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made five minas.’ 19:19 So 21  the king 22  said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 19:20 Then another 23  slave 24  came and said, ‘Sir, here is 25  your mina that I put away for safekeeping 26  in a piece of cloth. 27  19:21 For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe 28  man. You withdraw 29  what you did not deposit 30  and reap what you did not sow.’ 19:22 The king 31  said to him, ‘I will judge you by your own words, 32  you wicked slave! 33  So you knew, did you, that I was a severe 34  man, withdrawing what I didn’t deposit and reaping what I didn’t sow? 19:23 Why then didn’t you put 35  my money in the bank, 36  so that when I returned I could have collected it with interest?’ 19:24 And he said to his attendants, 37 Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has ten.’ 38 
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