MATTHEW 25:22

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He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

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Matthew 25:22 Translation & Meaning

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He that had λαβών To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. He that had
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
received λαβών To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. received
two δύο "two" two
talents τάλαντα A balance (as supporting weights), i.e., (by implication) a certain weight (and thence a coin or rather sum of money) or "talent" talents
came προσελθὼν To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to came
and said, εἰπεν, To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Lord, Κύριε, Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
thou deliveredst παρέδωκας· To surrender, i.e yield up, entrust, transmit deliveredst
unto me μοι To me unto me
two δύο "two" two
talents: τάλαντά A balance (as supporting weights), i.e., (by implication) a certain weight (and thence a coin or rather sum of money) or "talent" talents
behold, ἴδε Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know behold
I have gained ἐκέρδησα To gain (literally or figuratively) gained
two δύο "two" two
other ἄλλα "else," i.e., different (in many applications) other
talents τάλαντα A balance (as supporting weights), i.e., (by implication) a certain weight (and thence a coin or rather sum of money) or "talent" talents
beside ἐπ' Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc beside
them. αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them

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  • 20  And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

  • 21  His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

  • 22  He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

  • 23  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

  • 24  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:




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