Luke 19:20

20 “Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.

Luke 19:20 in Other Translations

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
20 Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief;
20 “But the third servant brought back only the original amount of money and said, ‘Master, I hid your money and kept it safe.
20 "The next servant said, 'Master, here's your money safe and sound. I kept it hidden in the cellar.
20 "And another came and said, 'Master, here is your mina. I have kept it hidden away in a cloth

Luke 19:20 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:20

And another came
Who was one of the servants; had a gift, but did not use, and improve it, nor did it turn to any account:

saying, Lord;
owning also the lordship and dominion of Christ, as all will confess at the last day, even those who have no interest in him, and cannot call him their Lord;

behold, [here is] thy pound;
he owns his gifts were the Lord's, and that he had received them from him, and now returns them:

which I have kept;
he had kept that which was committed to him, and that even till his Lord came; he had not lost it, though it was not increased, or was of any advantage to Christ, or the souls of men, it being neglected by him; for it was

laid up in a napkin:
the Greek word, here used for a napkin, is adopted by the Jews into their language, and is used for a veil and for a linen cloth: this puts me in mind of what the Jews call, (rdwo Nynq) "possession by a napkin", or linen cloth: their custom is this; when they buy, or sell any thing, to use a piece of cloth they call "sudar", the word in the text, which the contractors lay hold upon, whereby they ratify and confirm the bargain F13: but this man made no use of his "sudar", or napkin, in buying and selling; he traded not at all; he wrapped up his money in it, and both lay useless; his gift lay dormant and unexercised, which was given him to profit withal.


F13 Elias in Tisbbi in voce (Nynq) .

Luke 19:20 In-Context

18 “The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’
19 “His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’
20 “Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.
21 I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’
22 “His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow?
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