"Two men owed money to a certain money-lender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
"A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
Then Jesus told him this story: "A man loaned money to two people––five hundred pieces of silver to one and fifty pieces to the other.
"Two men were in debt to a banker. One owed five hundred silver pieces, the other fifty.
And he said, Two men were in debt to a certain man of business: one had a debt of five hundred pence, and the other of fifty.
"A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
"There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
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1 sn A creditor was a moneylender, whose business was to lend money to others at a fixed rate of interest.
2 tn The word “him” is not in the Greek text, but is implied.
3 tn Grk “five hundred denarii.”
sn The silver coins were denarii. The denarius was worth about a day’s wage for a laborer; this would be an amount worth not quite two years’ pay. The debts were significant: They represented two months’ pay and one and three quarter years’ pay (20 months) based on a six day work week.