Luke 19:23
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New American Standard Bible
'Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?'

King James Bible
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

Darby Bible Translation
And why didst thou not give my money to the bank; and I should have received it, at my coming, with interest?

World English Bible
Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?'

Young's Literal Translation
and wherefore didst thou not give my money to the bank, and I, having come, with interest might have received it?

Luke 19:23 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The bank - The treasury, or the place of exchange. Why did you not loan it out, that it might be increased?

Usury - Interest.

Luke 19:23 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Kingdom of Christ
LUKE xix. 41. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it. Let us think awhile what was meant by our Lord's weeping over Jerusalem. We ought to learn thereby somewhat more of our Lord's character, and of our Lord's government. Why did he weep over that city whose people would, in a few days, mock him, scourge him, crucify him, and so fill up the measure of their own iniquity? Had Jesus been like too many, who since his time have fancied themselves saints and prophets, would
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

The Rewards of the Trading Servants
'Because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities... Be thou also over five cities.'--LUKE xix. 17, 19. The relation between this parable of the pounds and the other of the talents has often been misunderstood, and is very noteworthy. They are not two editions of one parable variously manipulated by the Evangelists, but they are two parables presenting two kindred and yet diverse aspects of one truth. They are neither identical, as some have supposed, nor contradictory,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Zacchaeus
On the way to Jerusalem "Jesus entered and passed through Jericho." A few miles from the Jordan, on the western edge of the valley that here spread out into a plain, the city lay in the midst of tropic verdure and luxuriance of beauty. With its palm trees and rich gardens watered by living springs, it gleamed like an emerald in the setting of limestone hills and desolate ravines that interposed between Jerusalem and the city of the plain. Many caravans on their way to the feast passed through Jericho.
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
(Jericho.) ^C Luke XIX. 1-28. ^c 1 And he entered and was passing through Jericho. [This was about one week before the crucifixion. Jericho is about seven miles from the Jordan and about seventeen and a half from Jerusalem.] 2 And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich. [See p. 76. It is probable that Zacchæus was a sub-contractor under some Roman knight who had bought the privilege of collecting taxes at Jericho, or perhaps the privilege of all
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Matthew 25:27
Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.

Luke 19:22
"He said to him, 'By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?

Luke 19:24
"Then he said to the bystanders, 'Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'

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