“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his own goods to them. And to one, he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his own ability… But he who had received one, went and dug in the ground and hid his Lord’s money.
After a long time the Lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them….Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
Therefore take the talent from him and give it to him who has ten talents. For 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. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”