Parallel Bible results for Matthew 18:21-35

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Matthew 18:21-35

NLT 21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” NIV 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” NLT 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven! NIV 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. NLT 23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. NIV 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. NLT 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. NIV 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of goldwas brought to him. NLT 25 He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt. NIV 25 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. NLT 26 “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ NIV 26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ NLT 27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt. NIV 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. NLT 28 “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment. NIV 28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. NLT 29 “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. NIV 29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ NLT 30 But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full. NIV 30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. NLT 31 “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. NIV 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. NLT 32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. NIV 32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. NLT 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ NIV 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ NLT 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. NIV 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. NLT 35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.” NIV 35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”