The Parable of the Talents – Revised

This is an interesting reconstruction on a familiar teaching of Messiah Yeshua. Pay attention to the servant who received 5 coins. I always feel like something is missing or off when reading this in our current bible versions. I believe this is closer to truth. Test Everything with the Spirit of Truth and take no man word for anything.
When I stand before Yeshua I want to hear “Well done. Truly you are a good and faithful servant. …”
Rives, Standford (2012-06-09). Original Gospel of Matthew: The Final Reconstruction of the Earliest Matthew (Kindle Locations 2183-2210). . Kindle Edition.
(14) Again Jesus told his disciples another example: “The kingdom of the heavens is like a man going on a far journey to a strange country abroad, seafaring. He called his own servants, and delivered to them his money. (15) And to one he gave five coins of gold, to another two coins of gold, to another one; to each according to his ability — what was suitable for him. And he went on his journey. (16) Immediately he that accepted the five coins of gold went and traded with them, and acquired five gold coins. (17) He that accepted two went at once and squandered the substance with harlots and flute-women. (18) And he that received the one went away and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money in the earth. (19) Now after a long time the lord of those servants returned, and made an accounting with them. (20) And he that had accepted the five gold coins came near, saying, ` Lord, you delivered to me five talents, and here are ten, including another five which I have gained for you.’ (21) His lord said to him, “Well done. Truly you are a good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things. I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. (22) He that accepted the two coins of gold and squandered them on harlots and flute women was shut up in prison. (23) His Lord said: ` And cast out this worthless and lazy servant into prison in the lowest places. There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.’ (24) And he also that had accepted the one talent came near and said, ` Lord, I knew that you are a firm and hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. (25) And I was afraid, and went away and hid your coin of gold in the earth. Here, you have back your own.’ (26) But his lord answered and said to him, ` You wicked and lazy servant. You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gathered where I did not scatter. (27) You ought therefore to have put my money to my money-changers, and at my return I should have received back mine own with profit. (28) Take away therefore the coin of gold from him, and give it to him that has the ten talents.’ (29) For to every one that has shall more be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that does not have any profit to show, even that which he has and was intended for him shall be taken away.”

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