Matthew 18:24

“And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when hee had begun to reckon, one was brought vnto him which ought him ten thousand talents.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When he had begun to settle {them,} one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, that owed him ten thousand talents.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at the start, one came to him who was in his debt for ten thousand talents.
- Basic English Bible

And having begun to reckon, one debtor of ten thousand talents was brought to him.
- Darby Bible

And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
- Webster's Bible

But as soon as he began the settlement, one was brought before him who owed 10,000 talents,
- Weymouth Bible

When he had begun to reconcile, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
- World English Bible

And whanne he bigan to rekene, oon that ouyte ten thousynde talentis, was brouyt to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he having begun to take account, there was brought near to him one debtor of a myriad of talents,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:24


18:24 One was brought who owed him ten thousand talents - According to the usual computation, if these were talents of gold, this would amount to seventy - two millions sterling. If they were talents of silver, it must have been four millions, four hundred thousand pounds. Hereby our Lord intimates the vast number and weight of our offences against God, and our utter incapacity of making him any satisfaction.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:24


Mt 18:24 One was brought unto him. Observe that he had to be "brought". A defaulter does not willingly come to settle his accounts, any more than a sinner would seek the bar of judgment. Which owed him ten thousand talents. An immense sum. The talent was a weight, not a coin, and its value would depend on the purity of the precious metal used in the coinage. If the Greek silver talent is meant, the ten thousand talents would about to about $7,500,000. What is meant is that the sum was beyond human ability to pay.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Irene
    I like what Mockingbird said; everytime i read this - i am reminded how our mouths can run wild and hurt or just be mis-understood. I had this experience of a 'loose' mouth just recently, but it was 'just' a mis-understanding; my Sis. in the Lord and I got it cleared up though.
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord
  • Chukwuemeka
    Jesus is still in the business of finding lost souls and very soon no body would put up an excuse that nobody came looking for him when he was lost.so let the lost believe in his rescue business and make Jesus smile.
  • Jonathan McDade
    Praise the Lord for taking care of us and giving us love and mercy. It's only through his mercy that we are reunited with him, when you are lost in sin how sweet it is to be back in the arms of the Father. Amen
  • MockingBird
    The guy that had his dad as a minister for 60 yrs. Thanks for your comment : This opened my eyes : Yes , I see that he came to bring back to man what was lost in Adam in the garden : A relationship and fellowship with the Father God. Praise God !!! He restored !
  • MockingBird
    I believe that this passage is also talking about forgiveness and un forgiveness and I believe that this passage is also talking about what I say : I can have what I say : If I talk doubt and unbelief all day every day : that is what I get : Talk fear : That fear will come upon me : Talk Faith and Blessing all day everyday , not only on me but on all and everyone that I talk about. I will have to give an account of all that I speak on the day I stand before Jesus Christ . As well as every one else. No one will be left out on that day !!

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