(…)Jesus said, ‘Put this money to work until I get back.'(…)” He returned, however, appointed as king. At once he sent for the servants, to whom he had given the money, to find out what profit each had made. The first came in and reported, ten,’ Sir, your pound of silver has earned ten more pounds of silver.’
“The master replied, ‘Well done, my good servant! Since you have proved yourself faithful in a small matter, I can trust you to take charge of ten cities.’ The second reported, ‘Sir your pound of silver earned five more pounds of silver.’ The master replied, and you, take charge of five cities!
The third came in and said,’ Sir. here is your money, which I hid for safekeeping, I was afraid of you, for you are an exacting person: you take up what you did not lay down, and you reap what you did not sow.’ The master replied,’ You worthless servant, I will judge you by your words! (…)
Then the master said to those standing by,’ Take from him that pound, and give it to the one with ten pounds.’ But they objected, ‘Sir, he already has ten pounds! The master replied, ‘I tell you, everyone, who has will be given more; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for my enemies who did not want me to be their king, bring them in, and execute them right here front me!”'(. . .)