Luke 19:25

25 “ ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’

Luke 19:25 in Other Translations

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
25 And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'
25 “‘But, master,’ they said, ‘he already has ten pounds!’
25 "They said, 'But Master, he already has double . . .'
25 "But they said to him, 'Master, he has 10 minas.'

Luke 19:25 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 19:25

And they said unto him
The bystanders;

Lord, he hath ten pounds;
which they say either through envy, at his superior gifts, and usefulness; for it is generally the lot of the most eminent and useful servants of Christ to be envied by others; or in surprise, as wondering at the conduct of Christ in giving more to such, who had so much already. The Ethiopic version reads the words by way of interrogation, "hath he not ten pounds?" is not that enough? why should he have more? This verse is left out in Beza's most ancient copy. However, it is rightly put into a parenthesis in our version; for the following verse is strictly connected with ( Luke 19:24 ) and contains a reason of what is there ordered.

Luke 19:25 In-Context

23 Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’
24 “Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’
25 “ ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’
26 “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.’ ”
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