New American Standard Bible
"The first appeared, saying, 'Master, your mina has made ten minas more.'
King James Bible
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
Darby Bible Translation
And the first came up, saying, My Lord, thy mina has produced ten minas.
World English Bible
The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.'
Young's Literal Translation
'And the first came near, saying, Sir, thy pound did gain ten pounds;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the notes at Matthew 25:20-21.
Ten cities - We are not to suppose that this will be "literally" fulfilled in heaven. Christ teaches here that our reward in heaven will be "in proportion" to our faithfulness in improving our talents on earth.
LibraryThe Kingdom of Christ
LUKE xix. 41. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it. Let us think awhile what was meant by our Lord's weeping over Jerusalem. We ought to learn thereby somewhat more of our Lord's character, and of our Lord's government. Why did he weep over that city whose people would, in a few days, mock him, scourge him, crucify him, and so fill up the measure of their own iniquity? Had Jesus been like too many, who since his time have fancied themselves saints and prophets, would …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
The Rewards of the Trading Servants
Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
"And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'
"When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
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