According to Luke's narrative the king called ten servants and gave each a pound.Yet when the king returns he only accounts for three servants and nothing is said about the other seven servants and their pounds. The margin of accumulated interest vis a vis the original investment is also way too wide.
KJV Luke 19 : 11 - 20
And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
But in a more or less similar parable in Matthew the master gives eight gold bags to three servants in proportion to their talents.The accumulated interest is also proportional to the original investment
KJV Matthew 25 : 15 - 18
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
Did Luke get the figures mixed up?