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.'
King James Bible
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy 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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ten pounds - Ten minas. The Septuagint use the original word μναα for the Hebrew מנה maneh, from which it is evidently derived; and it appears from Ezekiel 45:12, to have been equal to sixty shekels in money. Now suppose we allow the shekel, with Dean Prideaux, to be 3s., then the mina or maneh was equal to 9 English money. The impropriety of rendering the original word pound, will easily be seen by the most superficial reader. We should therefore retain the original word for the same reason so often before assigned. Suidas says, "The talent was sixty minas, the mina one hundred drachms, the drachm six oboli, the obolus six chalci, the chalcus seven mites or lepta."
By the ten minas given to each, we may understand the Gospel of the kingdom given to every person who professes to believe in Christ, and which he is to improve to the salvation of his soul. The same word is given to all, that all may believe and be saved.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
pounds. 'Mina, here translated a pound, is
? oz., which, according to
5s. the ounce, is
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Occupy till I come.--LUKE 19:13. The Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.--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. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.--Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?--Leaving …
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To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.
The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.'
"The man with two bags of gold also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.'
"Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
"But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We don't want this man to be our king.'
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