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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 18:37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID UNTO HIM ART THOU A KING THEN JESUS ANSWERED THOU SAYEST THAT I AM A KING TO THIS END WAS I BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE CAME I INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS UNTO THE TRUTH EVERYONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH --- JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED --- JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH --- 1 KINGS 2:4 THAT THE LORD MAY CONTINUE HIS WORD WHICH HE SPAKE CONCERNING ME SAYING --- IF --- THY CHILDREN TAKE HEED TO THEIR WAY TO WALK BEFORE ME IN TRUTH WITH ALL THEIR HEART AND WITH ALL THEIR SOUL THERE SHALL NOT FAIL THEE SAID HE A MAN ON THE THRONE OF ISRAEL --- ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING SENT HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES --- JOHN 5:38 AND YOU HAVE NOT HIS WORD ABIDING IN YOU FOR WHOM HE HATH SENT HIM YOU BELIEVE NOT
  • BSP
    Jesus came to save the lost ones. We are grateful for the ransom of Jesus because without this ransom we would still be lost and with no chance of survival.
  • ADAM Ulysses Shuler
    I BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GOD IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND AS MY SAVOIR.
  • Felix Katue
    this was so much encouraging me
  • Betty Deloach
    Knowing that Jesus is looking forward to a new day to be present with us, not in body but through the Holy Spirit is an awesome feeling and just knowing that, I have something to look forward to as a believer in Christ. Also, in the Spirit no matter where one lives, he will be with us all. He is omnipresent. Thanks God for Jesus and His amazing grace.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Like the lord in verse 27, Jesus is willing to forgive all our sins so we can be blameless when we appear before Him at His Judgement Seat. We should also adopt the same posture of forgiving all those who trespass against us, countless times.

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