Matthew 25:20-21

Fill in the blanks using the New King James Version of the Bible.

So he who had received _________ _________

came and brought five
_________ talents, saying,

_________, you _________ to me five

; look, I have gained _________

more talents besides them.’  His lord said to him,

_________  _________, good and _________
servant; you were faithful over a

things, I will make you
_________ over

things. Enter into the _________

of your lord.’

 "Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson,
   Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

Parable of the Talents

One day a man was going on a long trip. He needed his servants to take
care of his property while he was gone, so he called them to him.
To the first servant he gave five talents of money. This man went to
work at once using his money until he had doubled it. He now had ten
talents instead of five. The master gave the second man two talents.
The second man was successful also, and doubled his money.
To the third man he gave one talent but he dug a hole and hid it in the
ground. After a long time the master returned. He was ready for a
report from the servants. The men who had received five talents and
 two talents brought their money and showed the
master that they  had doubled it. The master was well pleased. He said,
"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a
few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share
your master's happiness!" The man who had received one talent dug up
the talent he had buried and brought it to the master.
The master was very angry with him and called him a wicked, lazy
The master took his one talent away from him and gave it to the man who
had ten talents, and the one talent man was punished because he had not
properly used the talent he had been given.