Matthew 18:32

“Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then his lord, after that hee had called him, said vnto him, O thou wicked seruant, I forgaue thee all that debt because thou desiredst me:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then summoning him, his lord *said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then his lord called him unto him, and saith to him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou besoughtest me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then his lord sent for him and said, You evil servant; I made you free of all that debt, because of your request to me:
- Basic English Bible

Then his lord, having called him to [him], says to him, Wicked bondman! I forgave thee all that debt because thou besoughtest me;
- Darby Bible

Then his lord, having called him, said to him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
- Webster's Bible

At once his master called him and said, "`Wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you entreated me:
- Weymouth Bible

Then his lord called him in, and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me.
- World English Bible

Thanne his lord clepide hym, and seide to hym, Wickid seruaunt, Y foryaf to thee al the dette, for thou preiedist me.
- Wycliffe Bible

then having called him, his lord saith to him, Evil servant! all that debt I did forgive thee, seeing thou didst call upon me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:32


Mt 18:32,33 O thou wicked servant. The sin of which the servant was guilty and charged is not that "needing mercy" he refused to show it, but that "having received mercy" he remained unmerciful still.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Irene
    I like what Mockingbird said; everytime i read this - i am reminded how our mouths can run wild and hurt or just be mis-understood. I had this experience of a 'loose' mouth just recently, but it was 'just' a mis-understanding; my Sis. in the Lord and I got it cleared up though.
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord
  • Chukwuemeka
    Jesus is still in the business of finding lost souls and very soon no body would put up an excuse that nobody came looking for him when he was lost.so let the lost believe in his rescue business and make Jesus smile.
  • Jonathan McDade
    Praise the Lord for taking care of us and giving us love and mercy. It's only through his mercy that we are reunited with him, when you are lost in sin how sweet it is to be back in the arms of the Father. Amen
  • MockingBird
    The guy that had his dad as a minister for 60 yrs. Thanks for your comment : This opened my eyes : Yes , I see that he came to bring back to man what was lost in Adam in the garden : A relationship and fellowship with the Father God. Praise God !!! He restored !
  • MockingBird
    I believe that this passage is also talking about forgiveness and un forgiveness and I believe that this passage is also talking about what I say : I can have what I say : If I talk doubt and unbelief all day every day : that is what I get : Talk fear : That fear will come upon me : Talk Faith and Blessing all day everyday , not only on me but on all and everyone that I talk about. I will have to give an account of all that I speak on the day I stand before Jesus Christ . As well as every one else. No one will be left out on that day !!

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