MATTHEW 25:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

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Matthew 25:28 Translation & Meaning

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Take ἄρατε To lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e., weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin Take
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
talent τάλαντον A balance (as supporting weights), i.e., (by implication) a certain weight (and thence a coin or rather sum of money) or "talent" talent
from ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
him, αὐτοῦ 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 him
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
give δότε To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) give
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
unto which ἔχοντι To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) unto which
him τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) him
hath ἔχοντι To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) hath
ten δέκα Ten ten
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

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  • 26  His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

  • 27  Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

  • 28  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

  • 29  For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

  • 30  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.




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