One added five more talents (Mt 25:16-25:17)

“The one slave

Who had received

Five talents

Went at once.

He traded with them.

He made

Five more talents.”


πορευθεὶς ὁ τὰ πέντε τάλαντα λαβὼν ἠργάσατο ἐν αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐκέρδησεν ἄλλα πέντε·


This parable is unique to Matthew, but there is something similar in Luke, chapter 19:12-27.  Jesus said that the first slave who had received 5 talents (πορευθεὶς ὁ τὰ πέντε τάλαντα λαβὼν) went at once and traded with his money (ἠργάσατο ἐν αὐτοῖς).  He made or acquired 5 more talents (καὶ ἐκέρδησεν ἄλλα πέντε).  He was a very successful trader, doubling his money to $40,000,000 US.