Matthew 18:21-34 ESV

22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.a

References for Matthew 18:22

    • · 18:22 - Or seventy-seven times
      23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished 1to settle accounts with his servants.b

      References for Matthew 18:23

        • ¸ 18:23 - Greek bondservants; also verses 28, 31
          24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him 2ten thousand 3talents.c

          References for Matthew 18:24

            • ¹ 18:24 - A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years' wages for a laborer
              25 4And since he could not pay, his master ordered him 5to be sold, with his wife and 6children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

              References for Matthew 18:25

              26 So the servantd7fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.'

              References for Matthew 18:26

                • º 18:26 - Greek bondservant; also verses 27, 28, 29, 32, 33
                  27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and 8forgave him the debt.

                  References for Matthew 18:27

                    • 937 18:27 - [See ver. 25 above]
                      28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred 9denarii,e and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.'

                      References for Matthew 18:28

                        • » 18:28 - A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
                          29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.'
                          30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.
                          31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place.
                          32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
                          33 10And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?'

                          References for Matthew 18:33

                          34 11And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,f12until he should pay all his debt.

                          References for Matthew 18:34

                            • ¼ 18:34 - Greek torturers
                              35 13So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother 14from your heart."

                              References for Matthew 18:35