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Luke 19:17

    Luke 19:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to him, You have done well, O good servant: because you have done well in a small thing you will have authority over ten towns.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

    World English Bible

    "He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 19:17

    Over ten cities - This is to be understood as referring to the new kingdom which the nobleman had just received. His former trustiest and most faithful servants he now represents as being made governors, under him, over a number of cities, according to the capacity he found in each; which capacity was known by the improvement of the minas.