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“A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
Luke 19:12 in Other Translations
He said therefore,A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.
He said, “A nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king and then return.
"There was once a man descended from a royal house who needed to make a long trip back to headquarters to get authorization for his rule and then return.
Therefore He said: "A nobleman traveled to a far country to receive for himself authority to be king and then return.
Luke 19:12 In-Context
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
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 God was going to appear at once.
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 servants and gave them ten minas.‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’
“But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’
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