New Living Translation
"Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:23 Therefore - In this respect.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 15, "If Thy Brother Sin against Thee, Go, Shew Him his Fault Between Thee and Him Alone;" And
1. Our Lord warns us not to neglect one another's sins, not by searching out what to find fault with, but by looking out for what to amend. For He said that his eye is sharp to cast out a mote out of his brother's eye, who has not a beam in his own eye. Now what this means, I will briefly convey to you, Beloved. A mote in the eye is anger; a beam in the eye is hatred. When therefore one who has hatred finds fault with one who is angry, he wishes to take a mote out of his brother's eye, but is hindered …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 7, Where we are Admonished to Beware of the Offences of the World.
The Forgiveness of Sins.
Fourth Day. Forgiveness of Injuries.
"Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.
In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.
"After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.
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