Matthew 25:27

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou oughtest therefore to haue put my money to the exchangers, and then at my comming I should haue receiued mine owne with vsurie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'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

  • A disciple
    "Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man.. and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His Lord answered and said unto him, THOU WICKED AND SLOTHFUL SERVANT...Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

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