18 But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hidR his master’sS money.T 19 After a long timeU the master of those slaves came and settledV accountsW with them.
21 His master said to him, ‘Well done,AA goodBB and trustworthyCC slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will putDD you in charge of many things; enter into the joyEE of your master.’
22 And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, ‘Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.’
23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’
28 So takeVV the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents. 29 For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance;WW but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 30 As for this worthlessXX slave, throwYY him into the outer darkness,ZZ where there will be weepingAAA and gnashingBBB of teeth.’
Image credit: “Parable of the Three Servants, or The Talents” by Jesus MAFA in Cameroon, 1973.