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 25:27

  • Faithfull for verse 27
    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.

    Usury to be charged or paid for use of substance

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