Matthew 18:24
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English Standard Version
When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.

King James Bible
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

American Standard Version
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, that owed him ten thousand talents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents.

English Revised Version
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.

Weymouth New Testament
But as soon as he began the settlement, one was brought before him who owed 10,000 talents,

Matthew 18:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Which owed him (ὀφειλέτης)

Lit., a debtor of ten thousand talents.

Ten thousand talents

An enormous sum; about twelve millions of dollars.

Matthew 18:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

owed.

Luke 7:41,42 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty...

Luke 13:4 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them...

*marg:

Luke 16:5,7 So he called every one of his lord's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much owe you to my lord...

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.

1 Chronicles 29:7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents...

Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head...

Psalm 38:4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up...

Psalm 130:3,4 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand...

talents. 'A talent is

750 ounces of silver, which after five shillings the ounce is

187?.

10s.'

Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:7
They gave for the service of the house of God 5,000 talents and 10,000 darics of gold, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze and 100,000 talents of iron.

Matthew 18:23
"Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.

Matthew 18:25
And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

Matthew 25:15
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

Matthew 25:16
He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more.

Matthew 25:20
And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.'

Matthew 25:22
And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, 'Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.'

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