* he which.
Our Lord placed the example of negligence in him to whom the
least was committed, probably to "intimate" says Doddridge,
"that we are accountable for the smallest advantage with which
we are entrusted; but it cannot imply that they who have
received much will ordinarily pass their account best; for it
is too plain, in fact, that most of those whose dignity,
wealth, and genius give them the greatest opportunities of
service, seem to forget that they have any Master in heaven to
serve, or any future reckoning to expect; and many render
themselves much more criminal than this wicked and slothful
servant who hid his talents in the earth."
7:21 Lu 6:46
* I knew.
20:12 Job 21:14,15 Isa 58:3 Jer 2:31 44:16-18 Eze 18:25-29
Mal 1:12,13 3:14,15 Lu 15:29 19:20-22 Ro 8:7 9:20