Matthew 18:23

“ Therefore is the kingdome of heauen likened vnto a certaine king, which would take accompt of his seruants.”

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Other Translations

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
- King James Version

"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason the kingdom of heaven is like a king, who went over his accounts with his servants.
- Basic English Bible

For this cause the kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who would reckon with his bondmen.
- Darby Bible

Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king who would take account of his servants.
- Webster's Bible

For this reason the Kingdom of the Heavens may be compared to a king who determined to have a settlement of accounts with his servants.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who wanted to reconcile accounts with his servants.
- World English Bible

Therfor the kyngdom of heuenes is licned to a kyng, that wolde rekyn with hise seruauntis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Because of this was the reign of the heavens likened to a man, a king, who did will to take reckoning with his servants,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:23


18:23 Therefore - In this respect.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:23


Mt 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened. The Lord next enforces the great doctrine of forgiveness to our fellow-man in a parable. Unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. The king is the Lord, the servants those who profess to serve him as King; the kingdom is his church on earth, but reaching beyond the earth.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Angelito Buccahan
    the text is very clear that God's presence is in those who gather in His name regardless of number. It shows that God is not after the number of people in a gathering because of His name like bible studies, prayer meeting, etc. And He did not say that if you are alone praying He is not with...
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    How is it that you boast of yourself, saying, By my own sight I did much! and, By my own hand I obtained much! Yet ye ignore the grace of God then, and confess not your own sins now: saying, God is all powerful and no man can resist his will, so why should I repent? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
  • Jennifer
    Tsk tsk... Those of you pushing denominational worship and "rule of the church" are actually WRONG... Many times over the Holy Bible warns of "the sects" and being "decieved by false teachings"... I mean according to each denomination, everyone else is doomed to the lake of fire... Nowhere in the Bible does it state that we must report to a designated building to worship him...
  • David
    Jesus teaches us in this chapter to cut of anything or anyone who tempts us in life. But also a few verses down He teaches that if he is our brother or sister in Christ, before we cut them of there are steps of trying to help them. If those steps don't work, only then cut them off. Praise God for this wisdom!
  • BSP
    Verse 8~If something or someone is making us stumble spiritually we may need to take strong action and get away from that person or thing and draw close to Jehovah God.
  • Obbie Beal
    35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (at home, in the streets, jobs, daily we fight with with anger because from the heart we are tempted to not-forgive as direct by Jehovah /GOD. Wow! Wow! Wow!

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