Matthew 18:32

“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:”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • 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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