New International Version
Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?'
King James Bible
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
Darby Bible Translation
shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-bondman, as *I* also had compassion on thee?
World English Bible
Shouldn't you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?'
Young's Literal Translation
did it not behove also thee to have dealt kindly with thy fellow-servant, as I also dealt kindly with thee?
Matthew 18:33 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion - Ουκ εδει και σε, Did it not become thee also? What a cutting reproach! It became Me to show mercy, when thou didst earnestly entreat me, because I am Merciful, It became thee also to have shown mercy, because thou wert so deep in debt thyself, and hadst obtained mercy.
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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 …
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Forgiven and Unforgiving
The Wicked Servant
Meetings for Prayer.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
"Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
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