Matthew 18:23
Good News Translation
because the Kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a king who decided to check on his servants' accounts.

Contemporary English Version
This story will show you what the kingdom of heaven is like: One day a king decided to call in his officials and ask them to give an account of what they owed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants.

New American Bible
That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants.

is.

Matthew 3:2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 13:24,31,33,44,45,47,52 Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field. . . .

Matthew 25:1,14 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. . . .

which.

Matthew 25:19-30 But after a long time the lord of those servants came and reckoned with them. . . .

Luke 16:1,2 And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. . . .

Luke 19:12-27 He said therefore: a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. . . .

Romans 14:12 Therefore every one of us shall render account to God for himself.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore, judge not before the time: until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have praise from God.

2 Corinthians 5:10,11 For we must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done, whether it be good or evil. . . .

Context
The Unforgiving Servant
22Jesus saith to him: I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times. 23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants. 24And when he had begun to take the account, one as brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:24
Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,

Matthew 13:24
Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 18:24
And when he had begun to take the account, one as brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents.

Matthew 25:19
But after a long time the lord of those servants came and reckoned with them.

Additional Translations
Because of this, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

Because of this, the kingdom of the heavens has become like to a man, a king, who desired to settle accounts with his servants.

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants.

For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen.

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would make a reckoning with his servants.

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king who would take account of his servants.

"For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens may be compared to a king who determined to have a settlement of accounts with his servants.

Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.

'Because of this was the reign of the heavens likened to a man, a king, who did will to take reckoning with his servants,
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