Luke 19:13
New International Version
So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'

New Living Translation
Before he left, he called together ten of his servants and divided among them ten pounds of silver, saying, 'Invest this for me while I am gone.'

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

Berean Study Bible
Beforehand, he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Conduct business with this until I return,’ he said.

Berean Literal Bible
And having called ten of his servants, he gave to them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business until that I come back.'

New American Standard Bible
"And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'

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

Christian Standard Bible
He called ten of his servants, gave them ten minas, and told them, ‘Engage in business until I come back.’

Contemporary English Version
But before leaving, he called in ten servants and gave each of them some money. He told them, "Use this to earn more money until I get back."

Good News Translation
Before he left, he called his ten servants and gave them each a gold coin and told them, 'See what you can earn with this while I am gone.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He called 10 of his slaves, gave them 10 minas, and told them, Engage in business until I come back.'

International Standard Version
He called ten of his servants and gave them ten coins. He told them, 'Invest this money until I come back.'

NET Bible
And he summoned ten of his slaves, gave them ten minas, and said to them, 'Do business with these until I come back.'

New Heart English Bible
He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he called his ten servants and he gave them ten minas and he said to them, “Invest in trading until I come.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Before he left,] he called ten of his servants and gave them ten coins. He said to his servants, 'Invest this money until I come back.'

New American Standard 1977
“And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with this until I come back.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And having called ten of his slaves, he delivered them ten minas and said unto them, Trade until I come.

King James 2000 Bible
And he called his ten servants, and delivered to them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

American King James Version
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And having called his own ten bondmen, he gave to them ten minas, and said to them, Trade while I am coming.

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.

World English Bible
He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.'

Young's Literal Translation
and having called ten servants of his own, he gave to them ten pounds, and said unto them, Do business -- till I come;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Ten Minas
12So He said, “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to lay claim to his kingship and then return. 13Beforehand, he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Conduct business with this until I return,’ he said. 14But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We do not want this man to rule over us.’…
Cross References
Matthew 25:15
To one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to another one talent--each according to his own ability. And he promptly went on his journey.

Matthew 25:16
The servant who had received five talents went and put them to work, and gained five more.

Matthew 25:20
The servant who had received five talents came and presented five more. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'

Matthew 25:22
Then the servant who had received two talents also came and said, 'Master, you entrusted me with two talents. See, I have gained two more.'

Matthew 25:24
Finally, the servant who had received one talent came and said, 'Master, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

Luke 19:12
So He said, "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to lay claim to his kingship and then return.

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

Treasury of Scripture

And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come.

his.

Matthew 25:14
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto 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 honour.

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.

delivered.

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

Romans 12:6-8
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; …

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

pounds.

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

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







Lexicon
Beforehand,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[he] called
καλέσας (kalesas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

ten
δέκα (deka)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1176: Ten. A primary number; ten.

of his
ἑαυτοῦ (heautou)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

servants
δούλους (doulous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

[and] gave
ἔδωκεν (edōken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

ten
δέκα (deka)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1176: Ten. A primary number; ten.

minas.
μνᾶς (mnas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3414: A mina, a Greek monetary unit equal to 100 drachma. Of Latin origin; a mna, a certain weight.

‘Conduct business [with this]
Πραγματεύσασθε (Pragmateusasthe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4231: To transact business, trade. From pragma; to busy oneself with, i.e. To trade.

until
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

I return,’
ἔρχομαι (erchomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

he said.
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.
(13) And delivered them ten pounds.--In this, again, we have a noticeable difference. Here we begin with equality; in Matthew 25:15 the servants start with unequal amounts, "according to their several ability." So far as we lay stress on the difference, it implies that the trust in this case is that which all disciples of Christ have in common--viz., their knowledge of the truth and their membership in the Kingdom, and not the offices and positions that vary in degree. The pound, or mna, was, in Greek numismatics, not a coin, but a sum equal to the sixtieth part of a talent. The Greek name was probably derived from the Hebrew Maneh. According to another estimate it was equal to 25 shekels, or 100 drachm?? or denarii. The word meets us, as far as the New Testament is concerned, in this parable only.

Occupy till I come.--The better MSS. give, "while I am coming." The Greek verb for "occupy" occurs in this passage only in the New Testament. A compound form of it is rendered, in Luke 19:15, by "gained in trading." The English verb meets us in Ezekiel 27:9; Ezekiel 27:16; Ezekiel 27:21-22, in the sense of "trading," in which it is used here. (See also the Prayer Book version of Psalm 107:23.)

Verse 13. - And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. No doubt when our Lord spoke these parables he considerably enlarged the details, made many parts of the framework clearer than the short reports which we possess can possibly do. The meaning of the great noble's action here is that he wished to test his servants - to try their various capabilities and dispositions, intending, when he should return from his long journey, having received his kingdom, to appoint them to high offices in the administration, to such positions, in fact, as their action in regard to the small deposit now entrusted to them should show themselves capable of filling. The Greek verb rendered "occupy" (πραγματεύσασθε) occurs here only in the New Testament: a compound form of it is rendered (ver. 15) by "gained by trading." 19:11-27 This parable is like that of the talents, Mt 25. Those that are called to Christ, he furnishes with gifts needful for their business; and from those to whom he gives power, he expects service. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal, 1Co 12:7. And as every one has received the gift, so let him minister the same, 1Pe 4:10. The account required, resembles that in the parable of the talents; and the punishment of the avowed enemies of Christ, as well as of false professors, is shown. The principal difference is, that the pound given to each seems to point out the gift of the gospel, which is the same to all who hear it; but the talents, distributed more or less, seem to mean that God gives different capacities and advantages to men, by which this one gift of the gospel may be differently improved.
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