Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.
Then he bought a parcel of land for 100 pieces of silver from the descendants of Hamor, Shechem's father. He pitched his tent there,
They also buried the bones of Joseph, which the Israelis brought up from Egypt, in the parcel of ground at Shechem that Jacob had purchased from the descendants of Shechem's father Hamor, for 100 pieces of silver. It became part of the inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.
The shekel is to weigh 20 gerahs. The mina is to be comprised of three coins weighing 20, 25, and fifteen shekels, respectively.'"
The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold drachmas, 2,000 silver units, and 67 priestly garments.
Some of the heads of the families gave to the treasury 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver units for the work.
They contributed to the treasury for this work in accordance with their ability: 61,000 golden drachma, 5,000 units of silver, and 100 priestly robes.
He called ten of his servants and gave them ten coins. He told them, "Invest this money until I come back.'
The first servant came and said, "Sir, your coin has earned ten more coins.'
"The second servant came and said, "Your coin, sir, has earned five coins.'
"Then the other servant came and said, "Sir, look! Here's your coin. I've kept it in a cloth for safekeeping
"So the king told those standing nearby, "Take the coin away from him and give it to the man who has the ten coins.'
They answered him, "Sir, he already has ten coins!'
When he had begun to settle the accounts, a person who owed him 10,000 talents was brought to him.
To one man he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, based on their ability. Then he went on his trip.
The one who had received five talents came up and brought five more talents. "Master,' he said, "you gave me five talents. See, I've earned five more talents.'
"The one with two talents also came forward and said, "Master, you gave me two talents. See, I've earned two more talents.
"Then the one who had received one talent came forward and said, "Master, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you haven't planted and gathering where you haven't scattered any seed.
Then the master said, "Take the talent from him and give it to the man who has the ten talents,