Luke 19:11-27 (NET)
11 While the people were listening to these things, Jesus proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
12 Therefore he said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.
13 And he summoned ten of his slaves, gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’
14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to be king over us!’
15 When he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned these slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted to know how much they had earned by trading.
16 So the first one came before him and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made ten minas more.’
17 And the king said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, you will have authority over ten cities.’
18 Then the second one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made five minas.’
19 So the king said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’
20 Then another slave came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina that I put away for safekeeping in a piece of cloth.
21 For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You withdraw what you did not deposit and reap what you did not sow.’
22 The king said to him, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked slave! So you knew, did you, that I was a severe man, withdrawing what I didn’t deposit and reaping what I didn’t sow?
23 Why then didn’t you put my money in the bank, so that when I returned I could have collected it with interest?’
24 And he said to his attendants, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has ten.’
25 But they said to him, ‘Sir, he has ten minas already!’
26 ‘I tell you that everyone who has will be given more, but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
27 But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!’”