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 18:32

  • our value is only found through grace. the value of the debt is removed by grace. this allowed the man to be free indeed. but without a thankful heart he receives no knowledge to live his freedom. he lives by law, not grace. he 's judged himself. God expects a softening of our hearts after receiving grace. otherwise we lose joy.

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