MATTHEW 18:31

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So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

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Matthew 18:31 Translation & Meaning

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So δὲ But, and, etc So
when ἰδόντες Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know when
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 σύνδουλοι A co-slave, i.e., servitor or ministrant of the same master (human or divine) fellowservants
saw ἰδόντες Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know saw
what was done, γενόμενα To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) done
they were ἐλυπήθησαν To distress; reflexively or passively, to be sad they were
very σφόδρα Of uncertain derivation) as adverb; vehemently, i.e., in a high degree, much very
sorry, ἐλυπήθησαν To distress; reflexively or passively, to be sad sorry
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
came ἐλθόντες To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
and told διεσάφησαν To clear thoroughly, i.e., (figuratively) declare told
unto κυρίῳ Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) unto
their ἀυτῶν 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 their
lord κυρίῳ Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) lord
all πάντα All, any, every, the whole all
that was done. γενόμενα To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) done

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  • 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.

  • 31  So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

  • 32  Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

  • 33  Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?




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