New American Standard Bible
"Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.
King James Bible
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
Darby Bible Translation
And after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes and reckons with them.
World English Bible
"Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them.
Young's Literal Translation
'And after a long time cometh the lord of those servants, and taketh reckoning with them;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
After a long time ... - By the return of the lord of those servants to reckon with them is denoted the return of Christ to call people to an account for the manner in which they have improved their talents. See Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Acts 1:11; Acts 17:31.
Reckon with them - To reckon is to settle accounts. Here it means to inquire into their faithfulness, and to reward or punish them accordingly.
Library'They that were Ready'
'They that were ready went in with him to the marriage.' --MATT. xxv. 10. It is interesting to notice the variety of aspects in which, in this long discourse, Jesus sets forth His Second Coming. It is like the flood that swept away a world. It is like a thief stealing through the dark, and breaking up a house. It is like a master reckoning with his servants. These three metaphors suggest solemn, one might almost say alarming, images. But then this parable comes in and tells how that coming is like …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
"But he who received the one talent went away, and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
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