Matthew 18:27
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New International Version
The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

New Living Translation
Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

English Standard Version
And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt.

Berean Study Bible
His master had compassion on him, forgave his debt, and released him.

Berean Literal Bible
And the master of that servant having been moved with compassion, released him and forgave him the debt.

New American Standard Bible
"And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.

King James Bible
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the master of that slave had compassion, released him, and forgave him the loan.

International Standard Version
The master of that servant had compassion and released him, canceling his debt.

NET Bible
The lord had compassion on that slave and released him, and forgave him the debt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the lord of that servant was moved with pity, and he released him, forgiving his debt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The master felt sorry for his servant, freed him, and canceled his debt.

New American Standard 1977
“And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the lord of that slave was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him the debt.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and released him, and forgave him the debt.

American King James Version
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

American Standard Version
And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lord of that bondman, being moved with compassion, loosed him and forgave him the loan.

English Revised Version
And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

Weymouth New Testament
"Whereupon his master, touched with compassion, set him free and forgave him the debt.

World English Bible
The lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

Young's Literal Translation
and the lord of that servant having been moved with compassion did release him, and the debt he forgave him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:21-35 Though we live wholly on mercy and forgiveness, we are backward to forgive the offences of our brethren. This parable shows how much provocation God has from his family on earth, and how untoward his servants are. There are three things in the parable: 1. The master's wonderful clemency. The debt of sin is so great, that we are not able to pay it. See here what every sin deserves; this is the wages of sin, to be sold as a slave. It is the folly of many who are under strong convictions of their sins, to fancy they can make God satisfaction for the wrong they have done him. 2. The servant's unreasonable severity toward his fellow-servant, notwithstanding his lord's clemency toward him. Not that we may make light of wronging our neighbour, for that is also a sin against God; but we should not aggravate our neighbour's wronging us, nor study revenge. Let our complaints, both of the wickedness of the wicked, and of the afflictions of the afflicted, be brought to God, and left with him. 3. The master reproved his servant's cruelty. The greatness of sin magnifies the riches of pardoning mercy; and the comfortable sense of pardoning mercy, does much to dispose our hearts to forgive our brethren. We are not to suppose that God actually forgives men, and afterwards reckons their guilt to them to condemn them; but this latter part of the parable shows the false conclusions many draw as to their sins being pardoned, though their after-conduct shows that they never entered into the spirit, or experienced the sanctifying grace of the gospel. We do not forgive our offending brother aright, if we do not forgive from the heart. Yet this is not enough; we must seek the welfare even of those who offend us. How justly will those be condemned, who, though they bear the Christian name, persist in unmerciful treatment of their brethren! The humbled sinner relies only on free, abounding mercy, through the ransom of the death of Christ. Let us seek more and more for the renewing grace of God, to teach us to forgive others as we hope for forgiveness from him.
Study Bible
The Unforgiving Servant
26Then the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Have patience with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27His master had compassion on him, forgave his debt, and released him. 28But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe me.’…
Cross References
Matthew 18:28
But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe me.'

Matthew 18:32
Then the master summoned him and declared, 'You wicked servant! I forgave all your debt because you begged me.

Luke 7:42
When they were unable to repay him, he forgave both of them. Which one, then, will love him more?"

Luke 7:43
"I suppose the one who was forgiven more," Simon replied. "You have judged correctly." Jesus said.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you …

Psalm 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed …

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

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