New International Version
The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
King James Bible
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
Darby Bible Translation
And the lord of that bondman, being moved with compassion, loosed him and forgave him the loan.
World English Bible
The lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
Young's Literal Translation
and the lord of that servant having been moved with compassion did release him, and the debt he forgave him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Moved with compassion - Or with tender pity. This is the source of salvation to a lost world, the tender pity, the eternal mercy of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMay 31. "Whosoever Therefore Shall Humble Himself as this Little Child" (Matt. xviii. 4).
"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 …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Forgiven and Unforgiving
The Wicked Servant
Meetings for Prayer.
"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.
"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
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