Giving, Of Talents
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For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
"You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.
"I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,
"And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;
"Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded."
"But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
"He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me on my high places.
He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places.
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.
"Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, endowed with understanding,
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
"Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more talents.
So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
How can we sing the LORD'S song In a foreign land?
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church.
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
- Talents (39 instances)