New International Version
"'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
King James Bible
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Well [done], thou good bondman; because thou hast been faithful in that which is least, be thou in authority over ten cities.
World English Bible
"He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to him, Well done, good servant, because in a very little thou didst become faithful, be having authority over ten cities.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Over ten cities - This is to be understood as referring to the new kingdom which the nobleman had just received. His former trustiest and most faithful servants he now represents as being made governors, under him, over a number of cities, according to the capacity he found in each; which capacity was known by the improvement of the minas.
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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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"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
"The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
"The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
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