New American Standard Bible
"Another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;
King James Bible
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
Darby Bible Translation
And another came, saying, My Lord, lo, there is thy mina, which I have kept laid up in a towel.
World English Bible
Another came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief,
Young's Literal Translation
'And another came, saying, Sir, lo, thy pound, that I had lying away in a napkin;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A napkin - A towel. He means by it that he had not wasted it nor thrown it by carelessly, but had been "very careful" of it; so much so as to be at the pains to tie it up in a towel and put it in a safe place, as if he had been "very faithful" to his trust. So many people employ their talents, their learning, their property, their influence. They "have" them; they "keep" them; but they never "use" them in the service of the Lord Jesus; and, in regard to their influence on the church or the world, it would be the same if God had never conferred on them these talents.
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 said to him also, 'And you are to be over five cities.'
for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.'
The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.
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