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Luke 19:16

    Luke 19:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then came the first, saying, Lord, your pound has gained ten pounds.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the first came before him, saying, Lord, your pound has made ten pounds.

    Webster's Revision

    And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more.

    World English Bible

    The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 19:16

    Lord, thy pound hath gained ten - The principal difference between this parable and that of the talents above referred to is, that the mina given to each seems to point out the gift of the Gospel, which is the same to all who hear it; but the talents distributed in different proportions, according to each man's ability, seem to intimate that God has given different capacities and advantages to men, by which this one gift of the Gospel may be differently improved.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 19:16

    See the notes at Matthew 25:20-21.

    Ten cities - We are not to suppose that this will be "literally" fulfilled in heaven. Christ teaches here that our reward in heaven will be "in proportion" to our faithfulness in improving our talents on earth.