MATTHEW 18:27

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

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Matthew 18:27 Translation & Meaning

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Then δὲ But, and, etc Then
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
lord κύριος Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) lord
of δούλου A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) of
that ἐκείνου That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
servant δούλου A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) servant
was moved with compassion, σπλαγχνισθεὶς To have the bowels yearn, i.e., (figuratively) feel sympathy, to pity moved compassion
and loosed ἀπέλυσεν To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce loosed
him, αὐτόν, 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
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
forgave ἀφῆκεν To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forgave
him αὐτῷ 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
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
debt. δάνειον Probably akin to the base of G1325; a loan debt

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  • 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.

  • 28  But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

  • 29  And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.




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