Matthew 18:24

“And when hee had begun to reckon, one was brought vnto him which ought him ten thousand talents.”

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Other Translations

And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
- King James Version

"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

    Verily I say unto you, Except YE BE CONVERTED, and become as little children, YE SHALL NOT enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall HUMBLE himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Amen
    Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took HIM by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. Should not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his LORD was wroth:
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  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
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  • Jennifer
    Tsk tsk... Those of you pushing denominational worship and "rule of the church" are actually WRONG... Many times over the Holy Bible warns of "the sects" and being "decieved by false teachings"... I mean according to each denomination, everyone else is doomed to the lake of fire... Nowhere in the Bible does it state that we must report to a designated building to worship him...
  • David
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