New International Version
As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him.
King James Bible
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
Darby Bible Translation
And having begun to reckon, one debtor of ten thousand talents was brought to him.
World English Bible
When he had begun to reconcile, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
Young's Literal Translation
and he having begun to take account, there was brought near to him one debtor of a myriad of talents,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ten thousand talents - Μυριων ταλαντων, a myriad of talents, the highest number known in Greek arithmetical notation. An immense sum, which, if the silver talent be designed, amounts to 4,500,000 sterling; but if the gold talent be meant which is by far the most likely, then the amount is 67,500,000 sterling, a sum equal to the annual revenue of the British empire! See the note on Exodus 25:39.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ten thousand. [Murias talanton,] a myriad of talents, the highest number known in Greek arithmetical notation. According to Prideaux, the Roman talent was equal to
216?; ten thousand of which would amount to
2,160,000?. If the Jewish talent of silver be designed, which is estimated by the same learned writer at
450?., this sum amounts to
4,500,000?.; but if the gold talent is meant, which is equal to
7200?., then the amount is
72,000,000?. This immense sum represents our boundless obligations to God, and our utter incapacity, as sinners infinitely indebted to Divine justice, of paying one mite out of the talent.
talents. 'A talent is
750 ounces of silver, which after five shillings the ounce is
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1 Chronicles 29:7
They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents and ten thousand darics of gold, ten thousand talents of silver, eighteen thousand talents of bronze and a hundred thousand talents of iron.
"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
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.'
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