23 “For this reason (A)the kingdom of heaven [a]is like a king who wanted to (B)settle accounts with his slaves. 24 And when he had begun to settle them, one who owed him [b]ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 But since he [c](C)did not have the means to repay, his master commanded that he (D)be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment be made. 26 So the slave fell to the ground and (E)prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’ 27 And the master of that slave felt compassion, and he released him and (F)forgave him the [d]debt.

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  1. Matthew 18:23 Lit has been compared to
  2. Matthew 18:24 By one estimate, a debt of 60 million working days for a laborer
  3. Matthew 18:25 Or was unable to
  4. Matthew 18:27 Or loan

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