The Parable of the Ten Minas
As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because n they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
He said therefore, o "A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.
Calling p ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Engage in business q until I come.'
But r his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'
When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.
The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.'
And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been s faithful in a very little, t you shall have authority over ten cities.'
And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made five minas.'
And he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.'
Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in u a handkerchief;
for I was afraid of you, because you are v a severe man. You take w what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.'
He said to him, x 'I will condemn you with your own words, y you wicked servant! You knew that I was v a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?
Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?'
And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'
And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'
'I tell you that z to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
But r as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and a slaughter them before me.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed.
So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?
Luke 19:12 - 27
He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.
Matthew 25:14 - 30
For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.
It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.
Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
John 21:22 - 23
Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
1 Timothy 3:13
For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go.
And the face cloth, which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.
So that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
1 Samuel 25:3
Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Samuel 1:16
And David said to him, "Your blood be on your head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the Lord 's anointed.'
Though I am in the right, my own mouth would condemn me; though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.
Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; your own lips testify against you.
Then his master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.
But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.
He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they said, "Surely not!
The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
1 Samuel 15:33
And Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hacked Agag to pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.