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Luke 19:11-27 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

11 When they heard these things, he added, and said a parable, for that he was nigh to Jerusalem, and for they guessed, that at once the kingdom of God should be showed [and for they guessed, that the kingdom of God should be showed anon].

12 Therefore he said, A worthy man went into a far country [Some nobleman went into a far country], to take to him a kingdom, and to turn again.

13 And when his ten servants were called, he gave to them ten bezants; and said to them, Chaffer ye [Merchandize ye], till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a messenger after him, and said, We will not, that he reign on us.[a]

15 And it was done, that he turned again, when he had taken the kingdom; and he commanded his servants to be called, to which he had given money, to know [to whom he gave money, that he should know], how much each had won by chaffering.

16 And the first came, and said [saying], Lord, thy bezant hath won ten bezants.

17 He said to him, Well be, thou good servant; for in little thing thou hast been true, thou shalt be having power on ten cities [thou shalt have power upon ten cities].

18 And the tother came, and said [And the tother came, saying], Lord, thy bezant hath made five bezants.

19 And to this he said, And be thou on five cities. [And he said to this, And be thou upon five cities.]

20 And the third came, and said, Lord, lo! thy bezant, that I had, put up in a sudarium.[b]

21 For I dreaded thee, for thou art an austere man; thou takest away that that thou settedest not, and thou reapest that that thou hast not sown.

22 He saith to him, Wicked servant, of thy mouth I deem thee. Knewest thou, that I am an austere man, taking away that thing that I setted not, and reaping that thing that I sowed not[c]?

23 and why hast thou not given my money to the board, and I coming should have asked it with usuries? [and why hast thou not given my money to the board, that and I coming should have received it soothly with usuries?]

24 And he said to men standing nigh, Take away from him the bezant, and give ye to him that hath ten bezants.[d]

25 And they said to him, Lord, he hath ten bezants.

26 And I say to you, to each man that hath, it shall be given, and he shall increase [and he shall abound]; but from him that hath not, also that thing that he hath, shall be taken of him [shall be taken from him].

27 Nevertheless bring ye hither those mine enemies, that would not that I reigned on them [that would not me to reign upon them], and slay ye before me.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 19:14 Forsooth his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not him for to reign upon us.
  2. Luke 19:20 And the third came, saying, Lord, lo! thy bezant, which I had, kept in a sudarium, or sweating cloth.
  3. Luke 19:22 taking away that thing that I set not, and reaping that thing that I have not sown
  4. Luke 19:24 And he said to them that stood nigh, Take ye away from him the bezant, and give it to him that hath ten bezants.

Luke 19:11-27 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

11 As the people listened to these things, he added a similitude, because he was nearing Jerusalem, and also because they thought that the kingdom of God would shortly appear. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then to return. 13 And he called his ten servants and gave them ten minas, saying to them, Trade with these till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him and sent messengers after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, when the nobleman returned and had received his kingdom, he commanded those servants to whom he had given his money to be called to him, to find out how each had done. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, your mina has increased ten minas. 17 And he said to him, Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little thing, you shall have authority over ten cities. 18 And the other came, saying, Lord, your mina has increased five minas. 19 And to him he said, You also shall be over five cities.

20 And the third came and said, Lord, here is your mina, which I have kept in a napkin. 21 For I feared you, because you are a hard man. You take where you did not invest, and reap what you did not sow.

22 And his lord said to him, By your own mouth I judge you, you evil servant. You knew that I am a hard man, taking where I did not invest and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Why then didn’t you put my money into the bank, so that at my coming I could have claimed what is my own with profit?

24 And he said to those who stood by, Take from him that mina, and give it the one who has ten minas. 25 And they said to him, Lord, he has ten minas!

26 I say to you that to all those who have, it will be given, and from him who has not, even that which he has will be taken from him. 27 Moreover, those my enemies who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.

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Luke 19:11-27 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

11 [a]And while they heard these things, he continued and spake a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because also they thought that the kingdom of God should shortly appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain noble man went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and so to come again.

13 [b]And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pieces of money, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14 Now his citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, when he was come again, and had received his kingdom, that he commanded the servants to be called to him, to whom he gave his money, that he might know what every man had gained.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, [c]thy piece hath increased ten pieces.

17 And he said unto him, Well, good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little thing, take thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy piece hath increased five pieces.

19 And to the same he said, Be thou also ruler over five cities.

20 [d]So the other came, and said, Lord, behold thy piece, which I have laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art a straight man: thou takest up that thou laidst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 Then he said unto him, Of thine own mouth will I judge thee, O evil servant. Thou knewest that I am a straight man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow.

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the [e]bank, that at my coming I might have required it with vantage?

24 And he said to them that stood by, Take from him that piece, and give it him that hath ten pieces.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pieces.)

26 For I say unto you, that unto all them that have, it shall be given: and from him that hath not, even that he hath, shall be taken from him.

27 Moreover, those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 19:11 We must patiently wait for the judgment of God, which shall be revealed in his time.
  2. Luke 19:13 There are three sorts of men in the Church: the one sort fall from Christ whom they see not; the other, which according to their vocation, bestow the gifts which they have received of God, to his glory with great pains and diligence: the third live idly, and do no good. As for the first, the Lord when he cometh will justly punish them in his time: the other he will bless, according to the pains which they have taken: and as for the slothful and idle persons, he will punish them as the first.
  3. Luke 19:16 This was a piece of money, which the Grecians used, and was in value about an hundred pence, which is about ten crowns.
  4. Luke 19:20 Against them which spend their life idly in deliberating, and otherwise, in contemplation.
  5. Luke 19:23 To the bankers and changers.
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Luke 19:11-27 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. 27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

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