Matthew 18:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore is the kingdome of heauen likened vnto a certaine king, which would take accompt of his seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 18:37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID UNTO HIM ART THOU A KING THEN JESUS ANSWERED THOU SAYEST THAT I AM A KING TO THIS END WAS I BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE CAME I INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS UNTO THE TRUTH EVERYONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH --- JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED --- JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH --- 1 KINGS 2:4 THAT THE LORD MAY CONTINUE HIS WORD WHICH HE SPAKE CONCERNING ME SAYING --- IF --- THY CHILDREN TAKE HEED TO THEIR WAY TO WALK BEFORE ME IN TRUTH WITH ALL THEIR HEART AND WITH ALL THEIR SOUL THERE SHALL NOT FAIL THEE SAID HE A MAN ON THE THRONE OF ISRAEL --- ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING SENT HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES --- JOHN 5:38 AND YOU HAVE NOT HIS WORD ABIDING IN YOU FOR WHOM HE HATH SENT HIM YOU BELIEVE NOT
  • BSP
    Jesus came to save the lost ones. We are grateful for the ransom of Jesus because without this ransom we would still be lost and with no chance of survival.
  • ADAM Ulysses Shuler
    I BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GOD IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND AS MY SAVOIR.
  • Felix Katue
    this was so much encouraging me
  • Betty Deloach
    Knowing that Jesus is looking forward to a new day to be present with us, not in body but through the Holy Spirit is an awesome feeling and just knowing that, I have something to look forward to as a believer in Christ. Also, in the Spirit no matter where one lives, he will be with us all. He is omnipresent. Thanks God for Jesus and His amazing grace.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Like the lord in verse 27, Jesus is willing to forgive all our sins so we can be blameless when we appear before Him at His Judgement Seat. We should also adopt the same posture of forgiving all those who trespass against us, countless times.

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