Matthew 18:33

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shouldest not thou also haue had compassion on thy fellow-seruant, euen as I had pitie on thee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Was it not right for you to have mercy on the other servant, even as I had mercy on you?
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Shouldn't you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?'
- World English Bible

Therfor whether it bihouede not also thee to haue merci on thin euen seruaunt, as Y hadde merci on thee?
- Wycliffe Bible

did it not behove also thee to have dealt kindly with thy fellow-servant, as I also dealt kindly with thee?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Matt
    Yes, when someone comes to you and sincerely asks you to forgive them, you forgive them. Otherwise, He will not forgive you when you sin/ trespass against Him. If they don't come to you, you should forgive them in your heart so it doesn't wear on you. You don't have to go around them, necessarily, but forgive them to show you are spiritually mature/ complete.
  • Gee Law
    Vs.18-35: God wants us to forgive all that offend us. If Christ could pay the supreme price for our sins by dying on the cross, He wants us, likewise to forgive all men-70×7 times. Wao! Our God is sp loving and compassionate! If only we as humans cpuld follow God's word on daily nasis, we shall bw living in Heaven here on Earth. God bless is all that are obedient to this command. Amen.
  • Othelia morrison
    I just ❤God's Holy Precious Word. The more I read , the more I study the more I fall in ❤ with the Father, Son,
  • Donna
    He doesn't tell us to act like a child, He says to become as a child. When you think about it, unless a child is neglected, a child trusts that his needs will be met, without having to ask the parents daily to provide. In trusting Jesus, we must do the same, fully trusting His righteousness and His sacrifice on the cross, and not our own works. I hope this helps!
  • MockingBird
    A child is so trusting : not afraid !! Converted is a turning from to a turning to . The Grace of God is the efficient cause, human agency the responding effect . The grace of God is Truly Amazing !!
  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.

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