While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God1 was going to appear at once.2
References for Luke 19:11
He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
So he called ten of his servants3 and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
References for Luke 19:13