Luke 19:12

“He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He said therefore, A certaine noble man went into a farre countrey, to receiue for himselfe a kingdome, and to returne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and {then} return.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back.
- Basic English Bible

He said therefore, A certain high-born man went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and return.
- Darby Bible

He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
- Webster's Bible

So He said to them, "A man of noble family travelled to a distant country to obtain the rank of king, and to return.
- Weymouth Bible

He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
- World English Bible

Therfor he seide, A worthi man wente in to a fer cuntre, to take to hym a kyngdom, and to turne ayen.
- Wycliffe Bible

He said therefore, `A certain man of birth went on to a far country, to take to himself a kingdom, and to return,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 19:12


19:12 He went into a far country to receive a kingdom - Christ went to heaven, to receive his sovereign power as wan, even all authority in heaven and earth. #Mt 25:14|; Mr 13:34.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 19:12


Lu 19:12 A certain nobleman went into a far country. While this parable is much like that of the Talents (Mt 25:14-30 Mr 13:34-36), it is a different one in many particulars; spoken elsewhere, for a different purpose. To receive for himself a kingdom. As Christ would leave the earth and ascend to heaven before he would receive his kingdom.

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