“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)
25:27 Thou oughtest therefore - On that very account, on thy own supposition, to have improved my talent, as far as was possible.
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.