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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Matthew 18:21 - 35
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   Book of Matthew
   Chapter 18
18:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"
 
18:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. F76
 
18:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
 
18:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents F77 was brought to him.
 
18:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
 
18:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.'
 
18:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
 
18:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. F78 He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.
 
18:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'
 
18:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
 
18:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
 
18:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
 
18:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?'
 
18:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
 
18:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F76 Or seventy times seven
F77 That is, millions of dollars
F78 That is, a few dollars

 
 

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