21ThenPetercame and said to Him, "Lord, 1howoften shall my brothersinagainst me and I forgive him? Up to 2seventimes?"
22Jesussaid to him, "I do not say to you, up to seventimes, but up to 3seventytimesseven.23"For thisreason4the kingdom of heavenamay be compared to a kingwhowished to 5settleaccounts with his slaves.24"When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him btenthousandtalents was brought to him.25"But since he c6did not have the means to repay, his lordcommanded him 7to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.26"So the slavefell to the ground and 8prostratedhimselfbefore him, saying, 'Havepatience with me and I will repay you everything.'27"And the lord of that slavefeltcompassion and released him and 9forgave him the ddebt.28"But that slavewent out and foundone of his fellowslaveswhoowed him a hundrededenarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Paybackwhat you owe.'29"So his fellowslavefell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Havepatience with me and I will repay you.'30"But he was unwillingfand went and threw him in prisonuntil he should paybackwhat was owed.31"So when his fellowslavessawwhat had happened, they were deeplygrieved and came and reported to their lordall that had happened.32"Thensummoning him, his lordsaid to him, 'You wickedslave, I forgave you all that debtbecause you pleaded with me.33'10Should you not also have hadmercy on your fellowslave, in the sameway that I hadmercy on you?'34"And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturersuntil he should repayall that was owed him.35"11My heavenlyFather will alsodo the same to you, ifeach of you does not forgive his brother from gyour heart."