Matthew 25:27

27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

Read Matthew 25:27 Using Other Translations

Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.
why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’

What does Matthew 25:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 25:27

Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers
"Trapezites", or "tablets", the same whom the Jews


FOOTNOTES:

F26 call (Mynxlwv) , and is the same word which is here used in Munster's Hebrew Gospel; who were so called from the table that stood before them, on which they told, and paid their money, and the exchange and use: hence all the Oriental versions here read, "thou shouldest have put my money to, or on the table"; put it into the hand of these bankers, where it would have been not only safe, as in the earth, where it was hid, but also would have made some increase, and would have been returned with profit;

and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury:
this is said not so much to encourage usury, though it may be lawful; and it seems to have been a practice in those times to put money out to use upon a reasonable interest; but to reprove the sloth and inactivity of this servant, upon his own reasonings, and the character he had given of his master.


F26 Maimon. Hilch. Shekalim, c. 1. sect. 9. & c. 2. sect. 1.

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