Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Luke 19:23

    Luke 19:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why then gave not you my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with usury?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why then did you not put my money in a bank, so that when I came I would get it back with interest?

    Webster's Revision

    then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?

    World English Bible

    Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?

    Definitions for Luke 19:23

    Usury - Interest.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 19:23

    With usury? - Συν τοκῳ, With its produce, i.e. what the loan of the money is fairly worth, after paying the person sufficiently for using it: for, in lent money, both the lender and borrower are supposed to reap profit.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 19:23

    The bank - The treasury, or the place of exchange. Why did you not loan it out, that it might be increased?

    Usury - Interest.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 19:23

    19:23 With interest - Which does not appear to be contrary to any law of God or man. But this is no plea for usury, that is, the taking such interest as implies any degree of oppression or extortion.