New International Version
"But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
King James Bible
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
Darby Bible Translation
But he would not, but went away and cast him into prison, until he should pay what was owing.
World English Bible
He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.
Young's Literal Translation
and he would not, but having gone away, he cast him into prison, till he might pay that which was owing.
Matthew 18:30 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he would not, etc. - To the unmerciful, God will show no mercy; this is an eternal purpose of the Lord, which never can be changed. God teaches us what to do to a fellow-sinner, by what He does to us. Our fellow-servant's debt to us, and ours to God, are as one hundred denarii to ten thousand talents! When we humble ourselves before him, God freely forgives us all this mighty sum! And shall we exact from our brother recompense for the most trifling faults? Reader, if thou art of this unmerciful, unforgiving cast, read out the chapter.
"All the souls that are were forfeit once,
And he who might the 'vantage best have took,
Found out the remedy. How would you be,
If He, who is the top of judgment, should
But judge you as you are? O! think on that,
And mercy then will breathe within your lips
Like man new made
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of Mercy. - "
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.
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.
"His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.'
When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.
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