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Matthew 25:27

    Matthew 25:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You ought therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why, then, did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I would have got back what is mine with interest?

    Webster's Revision

    thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

    World English Bible

    You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

    Definitions for Matthew 25:27

    Usury - Interest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 25:27

    With usury - Συν τοκω, with its produce - not usury; for that is unlawful interest, more than the money can properly produce.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 25:27

    The exchangers - The "exchangers" were persons who were in the habit of borrowing money, or receiving it on deposit at a low rate of interest, to be loaned to others at higher interest. They commonly sat by "tables" in the temple, with money ready to exchange or loan. See Matthew 21:12. This money was left with the servant, not to exchange, nor to increase it by any such idle means, but by honest industry and merchandise; but since he was too indolent for that, he ought at least to have loaned it to the exchangers, that his master might have received some benefit from it.

    With usury - With interest, increase, or gain. The word "usury," in our language, has a bad signification, meaning unlawful or exorbitant interest. This was contrary to the law, Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:36. The original means "gain," increase, or lawful interest.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 25:27

    25:27 Thou oughtest therefore - On that very account, on thy own supposition, to have improved my talent, as far as was possible.