GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
"That is why the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
King James Bible
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
Darby Bible Translation
For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen.
World English Bible
Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.
Young's Literal Translation
'Because of this was the reign of the heavens likened to a man, a king, who did will to take reckoning with his servants,
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'If so be that he find it.'--MATT. xviii. 13. 'Until he find it.'--LUKE xv. 4. Like other teachers, Jesus seems to have had favourite points of view and utterances which came naturally to His lips. There are several instances in the gospels of His repeating the same sayings in entirely different connections and with different applications. One of these habitual points of view seems to have been the thought of men as wandering sheep, and of Himself as the Shepherd. The metaphor has become so familiar …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Six Sweeping Statements.
False Ambition Versus Childlikeness.
Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren.
"Therefore, everyone who hears what I say and obeys it will be like a wise person who built a house on rock.
Jesus used another illustration. He said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who planted good seed in his field.
When he began to do this, a servant who owed him millions of dollars was brought to him.
"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
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