New American Standard Bible
Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.
King James Bible
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Darby Bible Translation
thou oughtest then to have put my money to the money-changers, and when I came I should have got what is mine with interest.
World English Bible
You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.
Young's Literal Translation
it behoved thee then to put my money to the money-lenders, and having come I had received mine own with increase.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The exchangers - The "exchangers" were persons who were in the habit of borrowing money, or receiving it on deposit at a low rate of interest, to be loaned to others at higher interest. They commonly sat by "tables" in the temple, with money ready to exchange or loan. See Matthew 21:12. This money was left with the servant, not to exchange, nor to increase it by any such idle means, but by honest industry and merchandise; but since he was too indolent for that, he ought at least to have loaned it to the exchangers, that his master might have received some benefit from it.
With usury - With interest, increase, or gain. The word "usury," in our language, has a bad signification, meaning unlawful or exorbitant interest. This was contrary to the law, Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:36. The original means "gain," increase, or lawful interest.
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Traders for the Master
Parable of the Talents (Matt. , xxv. , 14-30) Compared with that of the Pounds (Luke, xix. , 12).
The Ten virgins.
"But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.
'Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.'
'Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?'
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