MATTHEW 18:28

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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.

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Matthew 18:28 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
same ἐκεῖνος That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed same
servant δοῦλος A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) servant
went out, ἐξελθὼν To issue (literally or figuratively) out
and found εὗρεν To find (literally or figuratively) found
one ἕνα One one
of συνδούλων A co-slave, i.e., servitor or ministrant of the same master (human or divine) 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
fellowservants, συνδούλων A co-slave, i.e., servitor or ministrant of the same master (human or divine) fellowservants
which ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
owed ὤφειλεν To owe (pecuniarily); figuratively, to be under obligation (ought, must, should); morally, to fail in duty owed
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
an hundred ἑκατὸν A hundred hundred
pence: δηνάρια A denarius (or ten asses) pence
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he laid hands κρατήσας To use strength, i.e., seize or retain (literally or figuratively) laid hands
on 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 on him
and took by the throat, ἔπνιγεν To wheeze, i.e., (causative, by implication) to throttle or strangle (drown) took throat
him (No Greek definition. English implied.)
saying, λέγων, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
Pay Ἀπόδος To give away, i.e., up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) Pay
me μοι To me me
that τι Some or any person or object that
thou owest. ὀφείλεις To owe (pecuniarily); figuratively, to be under obligation (ought, must, should); morally, to fail in duty owest

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  • 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.

  • 30  And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.




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