MATTHEW 18:23

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

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Matthew 18:23 Translation & Meaning

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Therefore Διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) Therefore
is ὡμοιώθη To assimilate, i.e., compare; passively, to become similar is
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
kingdom βασιλεία Properly, royalty, i.e., (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively) kingdom
of τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) of
heaven οὐρανῶν The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
likened ὡμοιώθη To assimilate, i.e., compare; passively, to become similar likened
unto a certain ἀνθρώπῳ Man-faced, i.e., a human being certain
king, βασιλεῖ A sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) king
which ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
would ἠθέλησεν To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in would
take συνᾶραι To make up together, i.e., (figuratively) to compute (an account) take
account λόγον Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) account
of μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) of
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
servants. δούλων A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) servants

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  • 21  Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

  • 22  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

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

  • 24  And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

  • 25  But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.




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