New International Version
and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
King James Bible
And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Darby Bible Translation
and begin to beat his fellow-bondmen, and eat and drink with the drunken;
World English Bible
and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards,
Young's Literal Translation
and may begin to beat the fellow-servants, and to eat and to drink with the drunken,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But, and if that evil servant - Here are three characters of a bad minister.
1. He has little or no faith in the speedy coming of Christ, either to punish for wickedness, or to pardon and sanctify those who believe. It may be, he does not outwardly profess this, but he says it in his heart, and God searches his heart, and knows that he professes to teach what he does not believe.
2. He governs with an absolute dominion, oppressing his colleagues and doing violence to the followers of Christ. And shall begin to smite, etc.
3. He leads an irregular life does not love the company of the children of God, but eats and drinks with the drunkards, preferring the tables of the great and the rich, whose god is their belly, and thus feeds himself without fear.
Great God! save thine inheritance from being ravaged by such wolves!
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Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,
"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.
But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,'
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.
and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
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