New International Version
"Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
King James Bible
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
Darby Bible Translation
For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen.
World English Bible
Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.
Young's Literal Translation
'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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore is the kingdom - In respect to sin, cruelty, and oppression, God will proceed in the kingdom of heaven (the dispensation of the Gospel) as he did in former times; and every person shall give an account of himself to God. Every sin is a debt contracted with the justice of God; men are all God's own servants; and the day is at hand in which their Master will settle accounts with them, inquire into their work, and pay them their wages. Great Judge! what an awful time must this be, when with multitudes nothing shall be found but sin and insolvency!
By servant, in the text, we are to understand, a petty king, or tributary prince; for no hired servant could possibly owe such a sum as is here mentioned.
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"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child" (Matt. xviii. 4). You will never get a humble heart until it is born from above, from the heart of Christ. For man has lost his own humanity and alas, too often has a demon heart. God wants us, as Christians, to be simple, human, approachable and childlike. The Christians that we know and love best, and that are nearest to the Lord, are the most simple. Whenever we grow stilted we are only fit for a picture gallery, and we are only good …
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"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.
As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him.
"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
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