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Ron Conte 11th December 2009 03:23 PM

ten thousand talents
 
[Matthew]
{18:23} Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is compared to a man who was king, who wanted to take account of his servants.
{18:24} And when he had begun taking account, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
{18:25} But since he did not have any way to repay it, his lord ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children, and all that he had, in order to repay it.
{18:26} But that servant, falling prostrate, begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay it all to you.’
{18:27} Then the lord of that servant, being moved with pity, released him, and he forgave his debt.
{18:28} But when that servant departed, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him one hundred denarius. And taking hold of him, he choked him, saying: ‘Repay what you owe.’

Ten thousand talents of silver, by my calucuation, would be slightly greater than a cube of solid silver 10 feet by 10 feet by 10 feet, weighing approx. three hundred thousand kilograms.

100 silver denarii weighed about 400 grams (0.4 kilograms).

The 10,000 talents of silver was worth about 750,000 times more than the 100 denarii. (A talent of silver weighed about 30 kilograms)

Dan A 12th December 2009 02:35 PM

That really puts it in perspective and shows how forgiving God is. It also demonstrates that we must forgive others and not be harsh with them.


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