Luke 19:13
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English Standard Version
Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’

King James Bible
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

American Standard Version
And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade ye herewith till I come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them: Trade till I come.

English Revised Version
And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade ye herewith till I come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come.

Weymouth New Testament
And he called ten of his servants and gave each of them a pound, instructing them to trade with the money during his absence.

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Vincent's Word Studies

His ten servants (δέκα δούλους ἑαυτοῦ)

Rev., rightly, changes to ten servants of his, since the his is emphatic; lit., his own. Moreover, it would be absurd to suppose that this nobleman, of consequence enough to be raised to a royal dignity, had but ten servants. The number of slaves in a Roman household was enormous, sometimes reaching hundreds. Toward the end of the Republic, it was considered reprehensible not to have a slave for every sort of work.

Pounds (μνᾶς)

Minas. Between sixteen and eighteen dollars apiece. Meyer very aptly remarks: "The small sum astonishes us. Compare, on the other hand, the talents (Matthew 25). But in Matthew, the Lord transfers to his servant his whole property; here he has only devoted a definite sum of money to the purpose of putting his servants to the proof therewith; and the smallness of the amount corresponds to what is so carefully emphasized in our parable, viz., the relation of faithfulness in the least to its great recompense (Luke 19:17); which relation is less regarded in the parable in Matthew" ("Commentary on Luke").

Occupy (πραγματεύσασθε)

The word occupy has lost the sense which it conveyed to the makers of the A. V. - that of using or laying out what is possessed. An occupier formerly meant a trader. Occupy, in the sense of to use, occurs Judges 16:11 : "new ropes that never were occupied;" which Rev. changes to wherewith no work hath been done. Compare the Prayer-Book version of the Psalter, Psalm 107:23 : "occupy their business in great waters." So Latimer, "Sermons," "He that occupieth usury." Rev., trade ye. Wyc., merchandise ye. Tynd., buy and sell. See on traded, Matthew 25:16.

Till I come (ἕως ἔρχομαι)

It is strange that the Rev. follows this reading without comment, while the Revisers' text takes no notice whatever of the reading of four of the leading manuscripts, which is adopted by both Tischendorf and Westcott and Hort; ἐν ᾧ ἔρχομαι, "while I come," a condensed form of expression for while I go and return.

Luke 19:13 Parallel Commentaries

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his.

Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

delivered.

Matthew 25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability...

Romans 12:6-8 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy...

1 Corinthians 12:7-11,28,29 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with...

1 Peter 4:9-11 Use hospitality one to another without grudging...

pounds. 'Mina, here translated a pound, is

Luke 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

? oz., which, according to

5s. the ounce, is

Luke 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

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2s.

6d.'

Cross References
Matthew 25:15
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Matthew 25:16
He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.

Matthew 25:20
And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.'

Matthew 25:22
And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.'

Matthew 25:24
He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,

Luke 19:12
He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.

Luke 19:14
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'

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