19:21 For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe 1 man. You withdraw 2 what you did not deposit 3 and reap what you did not sow.’ 19:22 The king 4 said to him, ‘I will judge you by your own words, 5 you wicked slave! 6 So you knew, did you, that I was a severe 7 man, withdrawing what I didn’t deposit and reaping what I didn’t sow?
1 tn Or “exacting,” “harsh,” “hard.”
2 tn Grk “man, taking out.” The Greek word can refer to withdrawing money from a bank (L&N 57.218), and in this context of financial accountability that is the most probable meaning. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation by supplying the pronoun “you” as subject and translating the participle αἴρεις (airei") as a finite verb.
3 tn The Greek verb τίθημι (tiqhmi) can be used of depositing money with a banker to earn interest (L&N 57.217). In effect the slave charges that the master takes what he has not earned.
5 tn Grk “out of your own mouth” (an idiom).
7 tn Or “exacting,” “harsh,” “hard.”