Unforgiving Servant

Matthew 18:23-35

23] The kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, who would take account of his servants.

24] And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, which owed him ten thousand talent.

25] But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children,

and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26] The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay all.

27] Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28] But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred

pence (a much smaller amount); and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that you owe.

29] And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and begged him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay all.

30] And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31] So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done.

32] Then his lord, after that he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt,

because you desired me:

33] Should not you also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on you?

34] And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.

35] So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one of his brother their trespasses.

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