MATTHEW 18:32

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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:

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Matthew 18:32 Translation & Meaning

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Then τότε The when, i.e., at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution) Then
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
after that he had called προσκαλεσάμενος To call toward oneself, i.e., summon, invite called
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
said λέγει 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 said
unto 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 unto him
O thou Δοῦλε A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) O
wicked πονηρέ Hurtful, i.e., evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e., diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e., derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners wicked
servant, Δοῦλε A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) servant
I forgave ἀφῆκά To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forgave
thee σοι To thee thee
all πᾶσαν All, any, every, the whole all
that ἐκείνην That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
debt, ὀφειλὴν Indebtedness, i.e., (concretely) a sum owed; figuratively, obligation, i.e., (conjugal) duty debt
because ἐπεὶ Thereupon, i.e., since (of time or cause) because
thou desiredst παρεκάλεσάς To call near, i.e., invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) desiredst
me: με· Me me

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  • 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?

  • 34  And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.




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