Luke 19:23
New International Version
Why then didn't you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?'

New Living Translation
why didn't you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.'

English Standard Version
Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

Berean Study Bible
Why then did you not deposit my money in the bank, and upon my return I could have collected it with interest?’

Berean Literal Bible
Why then did you not give my money to the bank, and I having come, might have collected it with interest?'

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?

Christian Standard Bible
why, then, didn’t you put my money in the bank? And when I returned, I would have collected it with interest.’

Contemporary English Version
Why didn't you put my money in the bank? On my return, I could have had the money together with interest."

Good News Translation
Well, then, why didn't you put my money in the bank? Then I would have received it back with interest when I returned.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
why didn't you put my money in the bank? And when I returned, I would have collected it with interest!'

International Standard Version
Then why didn't you put my money in the bank? When I returned, I could have collected it with interest.'

NET Bible
Why then didn't you put my money in the bank, so that when I returned I could have collected it with interest?'

New Heart English Bible
Then why did you not deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Why did you not put my money upon the exchange and I would have come to seek it with its interest?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then why didn't you put my money in the bank? When I came back, I could have collected it with interest.'

New American Standard 1977
‘Then why did you not put the money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with interest?

King James 2000 Bible
Why then gave not you my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with interest?

American King James Version
Why then gave not you my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with usury?

American Standard Version
then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming, I might have exacted it 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?

English Revised Version
then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why then gavest thou not my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with interest?

Weymouth New Testament
why then did you not put my money into a bank, that when I came I might have received it back 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?
Study Bible
The Parable of the Ten Minas
22His master replied, ‘You wicked servant, I will judge you by your own words. So you knew that I am a harsh man, withdrawing what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then did you not deposit my money in the bank, and upon my return I could have collected it with interest?’ 24Then he told those standing by, ‘Take the mina from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’…
Cross References
Matthew 25:27
Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received it back with interest.

Luke 19:22
His master replied, 'You wicked servant, I will judge you by your own words. So you knew that I am a harsh man, withdrawing what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?

Luke 19:24
Then he told those standing by, 'Take the mina from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'

Treasury of Scripture

Why then gave not you my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with usury?

Wherefore.

Romans 2:4,5
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? …

usury.

Exodus 22:25-27
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury…

Deuteronomy 23:19,20
Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: …







Lexicon
Why
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

then
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

did you not deposit
ἔδωκάς (edōkas)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

money
ἀργύριον (argyrion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 694: Neuter of a presumed derivative of arguros; silvery, i.e. cash; specially, a silverling.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

[the] bank,
τράπεζαν (trapezan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5132: Probably contracted from tessares and peze; a table or stool, usually for food; also a counter for money.

and
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

upon my return
ἐλθὼν (elthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

I could have collected
ἔπραξα (epraxa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4238: To do, perform, accomplish; be in any condition, i.e. I fare; I exact, require.

it
αὐτὸ (auto)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Singular
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.

with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

interest?’
τόκῳ (tokō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5110: Interest, usury. From the base of tikto; interest on money loaned.
(23) Into the bank.--Literally, the table, or counter. The Greek substantive is the root of the word translated "exchangers" in Matthew 25:27 (where see Note).

That at my coming I might have required . . .--Literally, And when I came I should have got it with interest.

Usury.--The word is used (as in Matthew 25:27) in its older meaning, as including interest of any kind, and not exclusively that which we call usurious.

Verse 23. - Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? Many in "the bank" have seen mirrored those Christian societies and religious organizations to which every believer may entrust the resources which he is uncertain how best to use himself. Without particularizing, however, it seems better to understand the Lord here simply intending to teach, by his image of the bank, that no man in this world is doomed to inactivity or uselessness, but that there will be opportunity afforded to every one who is willing to use his talent in a humble and obscure, if not in a heroic and conspicuous, way. 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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