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A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life

I forgave thee all 33 that debt


[Footnote 1: Gr. _greater_.]

[Footnote 2: Gr. _a millstone turned by an ass_.]

[Footnote 3: Gr. _Gehenna of fire_.]

[Footnote 4: Many authorities, some ancient, insert ver. 11 _For the Son of man came to save that which was lost._ See Luke 19:10.]

[Footnote 5: Gr. _a thing willed before your father_.]

[Footnote 6: Some ancient authorities read _my_.]

[Footnote 7: Or, _Teacher_.]

[Footnote 8: Gr. _demons_.]

[Footnote 9: Gr. _power_.]

[Footnote 10: Gr. _in name that ye are_.]

[Footnote 11: Many ancient authorities omit _on me_.]

[Footnote 12: Gr. _Gehenna_.]

[Footnote 13: Ver. 44 and 46 (which are identical with ver. 48) are omitted by the best ancient authorities.]

[Footnote 14: Many ancient authorities add _and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt_. See Lev. 2:13.]

[Footnote 15: Gr. _lesser_.]

[Footnote a: Parable of the Lost Sheep.]

style="text-align: justify;"> Sect. 92. RIGHT TREATMENT OF A BROTHER WHO HAS SINNED AGAINST ONE, AND DUTY OF PATIENTLY FORGIVING A BROTHER (PARABLE OF THE UNMERCIFUL SERVANT)

Matt. 18:15-35

15 And if thy brother sin [1]against thee, go, shew him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy 16 brother. But if he hear _thee_ not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may 17 be established [_see Deut. 19:15_]. And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the [2]church: and if he refuse to hear the [2]church 18 also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican. Verily I say unto you, What things soever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and what things soever ye shall loose on earth 19 shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, 20 it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then came Peter, and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother 22 sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until 23 [3]seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened[a] unto a certain king, which would make a reckoning with 24 his [4]servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought 25 unto him, which owed him ten thousand [5]talents. But forasmuch as he had not _wherewith_ to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be 26 made. The [6]servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, 27 saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And the lord of that [6]servant, being moved with compassion, released 28 him, and forgave him the [7]debt. But that [6]servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him a hundred [8]pence: and he laid hold on him, and took _him_ by the throat, 29 saying, Pay what thou owest. So his fellow-servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he 31 should pay that which was due. So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were exceeding sorry, and came and told unto 32 their lord all that was done. Then his lord called him unto him, and saith unto him, Thou wicked [6]servant, I forgave thee all 33 that debt, because thou besoughtest me: shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on 34 thee?[b] And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the 35 tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.


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