50. Which weighs more; a talent of feathers or a talent of gold? The kingdom of heaven is like such a man - that is, “God deals with people in his government as such a man did.”. 1887. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". BibliographyConstable, Thomas. As when a man going into another country, ‘going abroad.’ Here Christ is represented as a man of wealth; in Luke as a nobleman gone to receive a kingdom. And at midnight a cry was heard: âBehold, the bridegroom is coming; go oâ¦ 25:19), but before he left he distributed his possessions to three of his slaves. Introduction. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Two slaves had been faithful and had doubled the master’s money. Use What God Has Given You Matthew 25:14-30; 54. Investments could not then be made as now (vide Koetsveld, p. 254). When we think of talents, we often picture abilities that we might have. 1897. The proper abode for the flesh is the earth; when, therefore, it is placed in the kingdom of God, it may be said to be gone into a far country. 1896. 14 "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. Extravagant Love Matthew 26:6-13; 57. It is He Who has the Kingly Rule. The setting is the temple, and the time is early Holy Week—between Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday. 1865-1868. The Second Coming of Christ Matthew 24:29-31; 51. Matthew 25:14-15. "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant" Sunday School Lesson from Matthew 25:14-30. Matthew 25:14-30. For it is. His “goods” mean all their gifts and endowments, whether original or acquired, natural or spiritual. But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave . Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Mark 13:34. The parable of the talents is among the most abused texts in the New Testament. In Matthew 25, Jesus gives his disciples two parables to explain the second coming. This free Bible lesson is based on Matthew 25:14-30 where Jesus tells ‘The Parable of the Talents”. ‘It is as --.’ That is, ‘the Kingly Rule of Heaven is as --.’ Note the relationship of the Kingly Rule of Heaven to the man who is going away. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The day of account comes at last. And delivered unto them his goods; the Gospel, that rich treasure of divine truths, the dispensation of it, and gifts to preach it; all which are Christ's goods and his gifts, and not man's; and which was in a very eminent manner done, when Christ ascended on high, and received gifts for, and gave them unto men. We must remember the relation of master and slave, in order to understand his delivering to them his property, and punishing them for not fructifying with it. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". . "E.W. Lesson 29. This word in ancient use in this sense. Matthew 24:45, where the office of the ministry is plainly referred to. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country. Hilch. That every talent is given us by our Lord to improve and employ for our Master's use and service. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". Dom Bernard Orchard, Thomas Nelson, 1953]. As all that slaves have belongs to their master, so Christ has a claim to everything which belongs to His people, everything which, may be turned to good, and He demands its appropriation to His service, or, viewing it otherwise, they first offer it up to Him; as being “not their own, but bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:19, 1 Corinthians 6:20), and He “delivers it to them” again to be put to use in His service. (1 Thess 4:17) The second-coming, in Revelation 19, is far different from Matthew 24:29-31. 2012. But the last slave was rebuked and punished because he was lazy. Extravagant Love Matthew 26:6-13; 57. May God give all such in this their day, ears to hear and hearts to understand it! 1801-1803. Matthew 14 – Jesus Displays Authority over Nature A. Herod and John the Baptist. âMatthew 25:35-36, 40 (NIV) God wants our lives to overflow with mercy, love, and compassion â the marks of His kingdom. This is clearly the precise opposite of God's economic plan of providing enough for everyone as described in Leviticus 25 and 2 Corinthians 8 and implied by Jesus' mission to bring good news to the poor. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. 1905. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 25:31-46 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 21-25.THE CONTEXT Chapters 23-25 are Jesus' final discourse (lengthy speech) in this Gospel. Symbolic of the obligation which Christ placed on his followers (Matthew 28:19-20). The design of the parable is to teach that those who improve their talents or faculties in the cause of religion who improve them to their own salvation and in doing good to others shall be proportionally rewarded; but they who neglect their talents, and who neither secure their own salvation nor do good to others, will be punished. He also explained that He will separate the righteous from the wicked when He comes again. On that basis we should realize that what is in our hands does not belong to us, but it is delivered to us as a trust which the parable shows. Suggestions for Teaching Matthew 25:14â30. And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground; see, you have what is yours.’ (NASB) Matt. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pnt/matthew-25.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-25.html. As followers of Jesus, we have a choice: respond to unsettling realities in fear and withdraw, or follow Him in responding â¦ 29 For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. What is the meaning of the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14? The one view as well as the other would be all the more questionable, that the interval during which Christ “intentionally employs the same parabolic materials for the purpose of illustrating different subjects” (Auberlen) would thus comprise only a few days. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". 6:21), Epaphras (Col. 1:7), Onesimus (Col. 4:9), Silvanus (1 Pet. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. Matthew 25:14-29 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 âAgain, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 4. This man gave each of his servants different amounts of money. This eschatological timing is also evidenced by the contextual flow of Matthew chapters 24 and 25 which serve as a unit, commonly referred to as the Olivet Discourse. 1878. Or, supply the Ellipsis from Matthew 25:13, "[the coming of the Son of man]". "For" links the following parable with the lesson expressed in Matthew 25:13. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Instead of his goods, Dr. Heylin reads his effects. BibliographyWesley, John. Weizsäcker, p. 181. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). They are formed by his power, and upheld by his bounty; and they hold their lives and their goods, as in many of our ancient tenures, quamdiu domino placuerit - at the will of their Lord. ἀποδη΄.] âThe trading activity of the two stewards is important. 10:38. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". The second parable deals with the period of waiting that the first parable only mentioned in passing. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/matthew-25.html. If so, then faithfulness will be evident in your life. Instead, it challenges believers to emulate their Master by using all that God has given them for the sake of â¦ Continue reading "Commentary on Matthew 25:14-30" Bible Answer: The parable of the talents is a parable about the kingdom of heaven, and the man represents Jesus. Christ‘s “servants” here mean all who, by their Christian profession, stand in the relation to Him of entire subjection. Called his servants. Compare Mark 13:34-36; Luke 19:11-27. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. THE PARABLES OF JESUS: The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30. I have to admit, parables can be difficult. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Matthew 25:14 "For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country, [who] called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods." (Matthew 25:15). 5:12) and even our Lord (Heb. . He did not really want to serve his master. November 24, 2014 by Stephanie Fernandez. It is easy to be confused here. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". THE CONTEXT. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus." Specifically, Jesus has been speaking of the importance of being prepared for His return. The parable is a serious warning to us. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Called his own servants - God never makes the children of men proprietors of his goods. Let every man, according to his own abilities, improve what he hath to the common benefit. Are you faithful? 1909-1922. The statement, in Matthew 24:13, "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved," is a key statement. November 15 2020, Lectionary Year A, 11-15-20. Matthew 25:14. ὥσπερ: suggests a comparison between the parabolic history and the course of things in the kingdom, but the apodosis carrying out the comparison is omitted.— γὰρ implies that the point of comparison is in the view of the evangelist the same as in the preceding parable.— ἀποδημῶν, about to go abroad.— ἐκάλεσε, etc., called his own servants and delivered to them his means; not an unnatural or unusual proceeding introduced against probability for the sake of the moral lesson; rather the best thing he could do with his money in his absence, dividing it among carefully selected slaves, and leaving them to do their best with it. Weâve been in a series the last couple of weeks where we are studying the Parables of Jesus. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". John is the Elijah was was to come. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/matthew-25.html. Romans 5:12. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". Freedom From Fear Matthew 24:32-51; 52. "The parable of the talents is among the most abused texts in the New Testament." 14. ὥσπ. 2013. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/matthew-25.html. called his own servants,â with no formal close to the comparison. And here no mention is made of any going with him, only how they were to be employed whilst he was gone: by "his own servants" are meant, not all mankind; for though they are all in some sense his servants, or ought to be, yet they are not so called in Scripture, much less with such an emphasis, his own servants; and besides, more than what are in the kingdom of heaven, or Gospel church state, cannot be intended; since the parable reaches to, and concerns no other: nor all the elect of God only, or all are not the elect of God that are designed; for though these are the servants of Christ, and his own peculiarly, yet all intrusted with talents, are not such; one of these was wicked, slothful, graceless, and at last was eternally lost, and perished; which is not true of anyone of the elect: but ministers of the word are here meant, who are eminently the servants of Christ, his own, whom he has called, qualified, commissioned, and sent forth; for the ministers of the word, whether faithful or slothful, good or bad, are in a very lively manner described in this parable, which is a distinct one from the former; for whereas that gives an account of the different members of the visible church, this describes the several ministers of it: nor can it be any objection to this sense of it, that these servants are all of them said to be his own servants, and called, commissioned, and gifted by him; since Judas, as well as the rest, was called, ordained, qualified, and sent forth by Christ, as an apostle. In such cases there was, of course, often an understanding that they should receive part of the profits, but being their masterâs slaves, there was no formal contract. Then he went on his journey. (NASB) Matt. They arenât explicit in the way a simple story is. The parable is still concerned with Christians ( τοὺς ἰδίους δούλους), and not the world at large. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Understanding the Parable of the Talents Beloved of God, Matthew 25:29 says: âFor to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away." American Tract Society. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/matthew-25.html. The desire of their heart was obvious by their faithfulness. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Faithfulness is one mark of a true Christian. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". Herod had married his brotherâs wife; â¦ For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man. Matthew Chapter 25 . 15 To one he gave five talents,[ b] to another two, to â¦ On going away for a while He hands over all that is His to His servants for them to make use of while He is away. In this case they are expected to use their Master’s money in trade or in cultivation of the soil, and to make as large an increase as possible. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. Matthew 25:14. In chapter 23, Jesus denounces the scribes and Pharisees and laments "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Matthew 25:14 "For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country, [who] called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods." The statement, in Matthew 24:13, "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved," is a key statement. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. The omission of ‘the Son of man,’ etc. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". (St. Gregory) --- But when we speak of his divine nature, we cannot say that he is gone into a far country, but only when we speak of his humanity. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Omit the italicised words, "the kingdom of heaven is". What is noteworthy here is the extreme generality with which the law is stated. This parable, while closely resembling it, is yet a different one from that of The Poundsin Luke 19:11-27; though Calvin, Olshausen, Meyer, and others identify them - but not Deuteronomy Wette and Neander. Each is to make of them what they can. The proper ownership of all things is the Lord's, since both the servants and the goods they received were his. ; but, considering the somewhat lengthened character of the parable, this had to be omitted. Read Matthew 25:14-30. γ.] https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/matthew-25.html. (NASB) Matt. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-25.html. . The spiritual blessings which are ‘his;’ more general than chap. "For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them. . His "goods" mean all their gifts and endowments, whether original or acquired, natural or spiritual. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". Read Matthew 25:14-30. 25:21, 23. In the book of Genesis we see â¦ BibliographyGill, John. He tells them stories. Just before it, as he was ready to go, he gathered his disciples together; he renewed and enlarged their commission to preach the Gospel; and quickly after it, gave them greater and larger gifts of the Spirit than before; and has been ever since giving ministerial gifts to men, to some more, others less, and which are signified by the talents following. New York, USA. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 25:14". It was the desire of other men such as Tychicus (Eph. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. The ellipsis is better supplied by our translators in the corresponding passage of Mark (Mark 13:34), "[For the Son of man is] as a man," etc.. Travelling into a far country , [ apodeemoon (Greek #589)] - or more simply, 'going abroad.' "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". (14) For the kingdom of heaven.âThe italicised words are introduced for the sake of grammatical completeness. 3. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. 1851. The Second Coming of Christ Matthew 24:29-31; 51. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/matthew-25.html. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". 2. . into a far country; by which heaven is designed, and is so called, not only because of its great distance from the earth, and which is very great indeed; but because the better country and land afar off, is out of sight; and what views we have of it, are very distant ones; and is afar off, in respect of our state of pilgrimage in this world, in which, whilst Christ was here, he was a pilgrim and a stranger too; who might be said to be as a "man travelling", whilst he was in it, and when going out of it, and ascending to heaven: he came from thence, and stayed here a while, walking up and down, and doing good; and when he had finished what he came about, he ascended on high, went to his God and Father, entered into heaven, where he is received until the times of the restitution of all things: who called his own servants; before he took his journey, to commit some things to their trust and management; and to give them some instructions how to behave during his absence: for, according to the JewishF21Maimon. . That is what God does with us. Children’s Sermon for Matthew 25:14-30. Abadim, c. 8. sect. 28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". This applies to the trust of the entire interests of the kingdom of our Savior to his servants on the earth. It is first a message to the people of Israel that will live in the last days before the Lord returns. He prepared the way for the Messiah and finally even presented Him to the people (John 1:29-30). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. The religious authorities were unhappy about Jesus before the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday (21:1-11), but the acclaim that he received on that day and his subsequent cleansing of the temple hardened their antagonism. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". Don't Be Foolish Matthew 25:1-13; 53. 14 âFor it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[ a] and entrusted to them his property. BibliographyJohnson, Barton W. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-25.html. It differs also in some points. Then he went on his journey. . How does Jesus prepare his followers for the day of his return? So he did nothing. Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The slave was lazy. 3:6). douloi) in the ancient biblical world enjoyed considerable responsibility and authority. Used by Permission. They were to till his land and sell the produce, or to use the money which he left with them as capital in trading. See Luke 19:12. 1832. In the parable the man taking the journey turned over his money to three of his slaves. He buried the money. 1859. the kingdom of heaven. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/matthew-25.html. Commentary, Matthew 25:14-30, Carla Works, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2011. âThe meaning and practical working of the law thus stated have been sufficiently illustrated in the Note on Matthew 25:28. Delivered unto them his goods. As followers of Jesus, we have a choice: respond to unsettling realities in fear and withdraw, or follow Him in responding … In today’s Bible study from Matthew 25:14-29, your students will discover from the parable of the talents that we all have abilities to use for God, and that God expects us to use them for His glory. "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". 1599-1645. Learn, 1. travelling, &c. See note on "went", &c, Matthew 21:33. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.' "Commentary on Matthew 25:14". . But this last was spoken at a different time, place, and occasion. Each slave had to show the master what he had accomplished. 1863-1878. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-25.html. In this story the Master is like God and the servants are like us. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. Matthews gospel devotes two full chapters to the subject of the second coming of Christ. Ver. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man — The ellipsis is better supplied by our translators in the corresponding passage of Mark (Mark 13:34), “[For the Son of man is] as a man,” etc.. travelling into a far country — or more simply, “going abroad.” The idea of long “tarrying” is certainly implied here, since it is expressed in Matthew 25:19. who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods — Between master and slaves this was not uncommon in ancient times. ... have received my money back with interest! (Origen). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/matthew-25.html.