New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Luke 19:11–17

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Parable of Money Usage

11 While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because aHe was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that bthe kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.

12 So He said, aA nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.

13 “And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten 1minas and said to them, ‘Do business with this 2until I come back.

14 “But his citizens hated him and sent 1a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’

15 “When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.

16 “The first appeared, saying, ‘1Master, your 2mina has made ten minas more.’

17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been afaithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.’

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A mina is equal to about 100 days’ wages


Lit while I am coming


Or an embassy


Lit Lord


V 13, note 1