Matthew 25:27

“Thou oughtest therefore to haue put my money to the exchangers, and then at my comming I should haue receiued mine owne with vsurie.”

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Other Translations

Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and [then] at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
- King James Version

'Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my {money} back with interest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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?
- Basic English Bible

thou oughtest then to have put my money to the money-changers, and when I came I should have got what is mine with interest.
- Darby Bible

Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with interest.
- Webster's Bible

Your duty then was to deposit my money in some bank, and so when I came I should have got back my property with interest.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

Therfor it bihofte thee to bitake my money to chaungeris, that whanne Y cam, Y schulde resseyue that that is myn with vsuris.
- Wycliffe Bible

it behoved thee then to put my money to the money-lenders, and having come I had received mine own with increase.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:27


Mt 25:27 To the exchangers. To the bankers. If the lord was so exacting as he supposed, he ought at least to have put his money to use with the money brokers that it might have earned something. Usury. Interest. The Jews were forbidden to take it from their brethren, but were allowed to take it from aliens. See De 23:19,20.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • James C Hunt
    When the Bible talks about the dead in Christ will rise first what's being said is that those people who have crucified the flesh. In short they have made themselves dead to the world and alive to Christ. The virgins who didn"t put oil in their lamps - this is a direct reference to the light of God"s word which comes via the Holy Spirit. The 5 virgins had no light so they walked in darkness.
  • I AM THAT MICHAEL ISAAC DALE:
    The wicked lie saying, No where does it say who the two witnesses are. But I believe they could be any 2 of these 3. But it could be you and me or any two saints. I ask God lots of time for Him to let me be one of them. It would be an honor to die again for Christ. YE NEITHER WITNESS NOR HONOUR ME. It is written, I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bear witness of me.
  • Teri
    ch.25: mainly be diligent and responsible with what you have been given-God is coming with rewards in His hand. We may be surprised by the things he has kept in our account when we get to heaven, but we know the Father desires to give us the kingdom. I don't want to be a goat!
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 31-33, on that great-day, the process of separating the 'saved' from the' unsaved' will be so simple.
  • Obbie Beal
    Verse 1-13, only 50 percent entered into the marriage, 50 percent did not make it in. 14-30 someone wasted her his talent Life Free or slave, Life from Jehovah GOD is the talent foundation, what we do with our Life is a personal-chore never-the-less I shall give an account to GOD that day. And I will not be able to blame nobody for what I did or did not do with my talent life.
  • Obbie Beal
    34 - 46 Jesus explain my 'personal' responsibility! i can not blame my failure on no body but myself!

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