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He had just begun to do so when one of them was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.
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And when he had begun to take the account, one as brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents.
Luke 7:41,42 A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence and the other fifty. . . .
Luke 13:4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe and slew them: think you that they also were debtors above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Luke 16:5,7 Therefore, calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord? . . .
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.
1 Chronicles 29:7 And they gave for the works of the house of the Lord, of gold, five thousand talents, and ten thousand solids: of silver ten thousand talents: and of brass eighteen thousand talents: and of iron a hundred thousand talents.
Ezra 9:6 And said: My God I am confounded and ashamed to lift up my face to thee: for our iniquities are multiplied over our heads, and our sins are grown up even unto heaven,
Psalm 38:4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.
Psalm 40:12 For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.
Psalm 130:3,4 If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it. . . .
750 ounces of silver, which after five shillings the ounce is
ContextThe Unforgiving Servant
…23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants. 24And when he had begun to take the account, one as brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents. 25And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.…
1 Chronicles 29:7
And they gave for the works of the house of the Lord, of gold, five thousand talents, and ten thousand solids: of silver ten thousand talents: and of brass eighteen thousand talents: and of iron a hundred thousand talents.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants.
And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.
And he that had received the five talents went his way and traded with the same and gained other five.
And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying: Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents. Behold I have gained other five over and above.
And he also that had received the two talents came and said: Lord, thou deliveredst two talents to me. Behold I have gained other two.
But he that had received the one talent, came and said: Lord, I know that thou art a hard man; thou reapest where thou hast not sown and gatherest where thou hast not strewed.
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