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A. What the kingdom will be like: 14“For it will be like . . . (25:1)

B. The master entrusts his property/leaves

a) Journey: a mangoing on a journey,

b) Giving of property: who called his slavesand entrusted to them his property.

Five: 15 To one he gave five talents,

Two: to another two,

One: to another one,

b1) Giving of property: to each according to his ability.

a1) Journey: Then he went away.

C. The activity of the slaves

Five: 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.

Two: 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.

One: 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.

B1. The master returns/settles accounts 19 Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.

Five: 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Two: 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

One: 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping 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 you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful slave! 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.

A1. What the kingdom will be like:

a) Judgment #1: 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.

b) A proverb on judgment and reward: 29 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.

a1) Judgment #2: 30 And cast the worthless slave into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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