New International Version
"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
King James Bible
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
Darby Bible Translation
Then his lord, having called him to [him], says to him, Wicked bondman! I forgave thee all that debt because thou besoughtest me;
World English Bible
Then his lord called him in, and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me.
Young's Literal Translation
then having called him, his lord saith to him, Evil servant! all that debt I did forgive thee, seeing thou didst call upon me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His lord, after that he had called him - Alas! how shall he appear! Confounded. What shall he answer? He is speechless!
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.
The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.
Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?'
because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
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