MATTHEW 18:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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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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Matthew 18:25 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
forasmuch as δὲ But, and, etc forasmuch
he 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 he
had ἔχοντος To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) had
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
to pay, ἀποδοῦναι To give away, i.e., up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) pay
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
lord κύριος Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) lord
commanded ἐκέλευσεν "hail"; to incite by word, i.e., order commanded
him αὐτὸν 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 him
to be sold, πραθῆναι From the base of G4008); to traffic (by travelling), i.e., dispose of as merchandise or into slavery (literally or figuratively) sold
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
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
wife, γυναῖκα A woman; specially, a wife wife
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
children, τέκνα A child (as produced) children
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
all πάντα All, any, every, the whole all
that ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as that
he had, εἶχεν, To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) he had
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
payment to be made. ἀποδοθῆναι To give away, i.e., up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) payment made

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  • 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.

  • 26  The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

  • 27  Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.




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