But I say unto you, that every idle word which men shall say, they shall render an account of it in judgment-day:
For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen.
Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute from city to city;
And after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes and reckons with them.
But God said to him, Fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; and whose shall be what thou hast prepared?
but he who knew it not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. And to every one to whom much has been given, much shall be required from him; and to whom men have committed much, they will ask from him the more.
And it came to pass on his arrival back again, having received the kingdom, that he desired these bondmen to whom he gave the money to be called to him, in order that he might know what every one had gained by trading.
So then each of us shall give an account concerning himself to God.
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same sink of corruption, speaking injuriously of you; who shall render account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.
according to the glad tidings of the glory of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
but has manifested in its own due season his word, in the proclamation with which I have been entrusted, according to the commandment of our Saviour God;
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration.
of which I became minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given me towards you to complete the word of God,
but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the uncircumcision were confided to me, even as to Peter that of the circumcision,
for ye have been bought with a price: glorify now then God in your body.
serving with good will as to the Lord, and not to men;
O Timotheus, keep the entrusted deposit, avoiding profane, vain babblings, and oppositions of false-named knowledge,
Keep, by the Holy Spirit which dwells in us, the good deposit entrusted.
Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
For it is as if a man going away out of a country called his own bondmen and delivered to them his substance. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his particular ability, and immediately went away out of the country.
each according as he has received a gift, ministering it to one another, as good stewards of the various grace of God.
And having called his own ten bondmen, he gave to them ten minas, and said to them, Trade while I am coming.