||For it is like a man setting out on a long journey, who called his servants and delivered to them his goods.
||And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, yet to another he gave one, to each according to his own ability. And promptly, he set out.
||Then he who had received five talents went out, and he made use of these, and he gained another five.
||And similarly, he who had received two gained another two.
||But he who had received one, going out, dug into the earth, and he hid the money of his lord.
||Yet truly, after a long time, the lord of those servants returned and he settled accounts with them.
||And when he who had received five talents approached, he brought another five talents, saying: ‘Lord, you delivered five talents to me. Behold, I have increased it by another five.’