12 He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.

Read Luke 19:12 Using 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.