Matthew 18:33
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?'

New Living Translation
Shouldn't you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?'

English Standard Version
And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’

Berean Study Bible
Should you not have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had on you?'

Berean Literal Bible
Did it not behoove you also to have pitied your fellow servant, as I also had pitied you?'

New American Standard Bible
'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?'

King James Bible
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Shouldn't you also have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?'

International Standard Version
Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?'

NET Bible
Should you not have shown mercy to your fellow slave, just as I showed it to you?'

New Heart English Bible
Should not you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Was it not incumbent upon you also for you to have mercy on your associate just as I had mercy on you?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shouldn't you have treated the other servant as mercifully as I treated you?'

New American Standard 1977
‘Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, even as I had mercy on you?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
was it not also expedient unto thee to have mercy on thy fellowslave even as I had mercy on thee?

King James 2000 Bible
Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you?

American King James Version
Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you?

American Standard Version
shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee?

Darby Bible Translation
shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-bondman, as I also had compassion on thee?

English Revised Version
shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
Shouldst thou not also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?

Weymouth New Testament
ought not you also to have had pity on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?'

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?
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
32Then the master summoned him and declared, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave all your debt because you begged me. 33Should you not have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had on you?’ 34In his anger, his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should repay all that he owed.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors;

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

Matthew 18:34
In his anger, his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should repay all that he owed.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.
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