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MATT. XVIII. 20-23.

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the angel of the church of Ephesus | 26. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and write; These things saith he that anger, and clamour, and evil speaks holdeth the seven stars in his right ing, be put away from you, with all hand, who walketh in the midst of malice : And be ye kind one to anothe seven golden candlesticks, ii. 1. ther, tender-hearted, forgiving one And I heard a great voice out of hea- another, even as God for Christ's ven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle sake bath forgiven you, 31, 32. Be of God is with men, and he will dwell ye therefore followers of God, as dear with them, and they shall be his peo- children, v. 1. Forbearing one anople, and God himself shall be with ther, and forgiving one another, if them, and be their God, xxi. 3. See any man have a quarrel against any: also on chap. i. ver. 23. clause 2. even as Christ forgave you, so also do VER. 21.

ye, Col. iii. 13. I will therefore that Τότε προσελθών αυτώ ο Πέτρος, είπε: men pray every where, lifting up holy Kúpte, Tocáxis åpaprácet eis iuè åden- hands, without wrath or doubting, 1

Tim. ii. 8. φός μου, και αφήσω αυτω και έως επτάκις ; Then came Peter to him, and said,

VER. 23. a Lord, how oft shall my brother sin Δια τούτο ώμοιώθη η βασιλεία των against me, and I forgive him ? till ciparão áv@gów w Basinet, ôs nbiance seven times ?

συνάραι λόγον μετά των δούλων αυτού. . a Moreover if thy brother shall tres

Therefore a is the kingdom of heaven pass against thee, go and tell him his likened unto a certain king, bwhich fault between thee and him alone: if would take account of his servants. he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother, ver. 15. Take heed to your

a See on chap. iii. ver. 2. clause 2. selves : If thy brother trespass against

b After a long time the lord of those thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, for- servants cometh, and reckoneth with give him. And if he trespass against five talents came and brought other

them. And so he that had received thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, liveredst unto me five talents : behold,

five talents, saying, Lord, thou desaying, I repent; thou shalt forgive I have gained beside

them five talents him, Luke xvii. 3, 4.

His lord said unto him, Well VER. 22.

done, thou good and faithful servant : Λέγει αυτώ ο Ιησούς: Ου λέγω σοι, thou hast been faithful over a few έως επτάκις, αλλ' έως έβδομηκοντάκις things, I will make thee ruler over επτά. .

many things : enter thou into the joy Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto of thy lord. He also that had rethee, Until seven times: a but, Until ceived two talents came and said, seventy times seven.

Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two a Give us this day our daily bread. talents: behold, I have gained two And forgive us our debts, as we for other talents beside them. His lord give our debtors, Matt. vi. 11, 12. said unto him, Well done, good and Forif ye forgive men their trespasses, faithful servant; thou hast been your heavenly father will also forgive faithful over a few things, I will make you: But if we forgive not men their thee ruler over many things: enter trespasses, neither will your Father thou into the joy of thy lord. Then forgive your trespasses, 14, 15. And he which had received the one talent when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye came and said, Lord, I knew thee have ought against any: that your that thou art an hard man, reaping Father also which is in heaven may where thou hast not sown, and gatherforgive you your trespasses. But if ing where thou hast not strawed : ye do not forgive, neither will your And I was afraid, and went and hid Father which is heaven forgive thy talent in the earth : lo, there thou your trespasses, Mark xi. 25, 26. Be hast that is thine. His lord answered not overcome of evil, but overcome and said unto him, Thou wicked and evil with good, Rom. xii. 21. Be ye slothful servant, thou knewest that I angry, and sin not: let not the sun reap where I sowed not, and gather go down upon your wrath, Eph. iv. I where I have not strawed; Thou



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A. D.32. oughtest therefore to have put my Wherefore then gavest not money to the exchangers, and then thou my money into the bank, that at at my coming I should have received my coming I might have required mine own with usury. Take therefore mine own with usury? And he said the talent from him, and give it unto unto them that stood by, Take from him which hath ten talents. For unto him the pound, and give it to him that every one that hath shall be given, hath ten pounds. (And they said unto and he shall have abundance: but him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For from him that hath not shall be taken I say unto you, That unto every one away even that which he hath. And which hath shall be given; and from cast ye the unprofitable servant into him that hath not, even that he hath outer darkness: there shall be weep- shall be taken away from him. But ing and gnashing of teeth, Matt. xxv. those mine enemies, which would not 19–30. And he said also unto his dis. that I should reign over them, bring ciples, There was a certain rich man, hither, and slay them before me, - xix. which had a steward ; and the same 12—27. So then every one of us shall was accused unto him that he had give account of himself to God, Rom. wasted his goods. And he called xiv. 12. Therefore judge nothing behim, and said unto him, How is it fore the time, until the Lord come, that I hear this of thee? give an ac- who both will bring to light the hidden count of thy stewardship; for thou things of darkness, and will make mayest be no longer steward, Luke manifest the counsels of the hearts : xvi. 1, 2. He said therefore, A cer- and then shall every man have praise tain nobleman went into a far country of God, 1 Cor. iv. 5. For we must to receive for himself a kingdom, and all appear before the įjudgment-seat to return. And he called his ten of Christ, that every one may receive servants, and delivered them ten the things done in his body, according pounds, and said unto them, Occupy to that he hath done, whether it be till I come. But his citizens hated good or bad. Knowing therefore the him, and sent a message after him, terror of the Lord, we persuade men; saying, We will not have this man to but we are made manifest unto God reign over us. And it came to pass, and I trust also are made manifest in that when he was returned, having your consciences, 2 Cor. v. 10, 11. received the kingdom, then he com

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Αρξαμένου δε αυτού συναίρειν, προσηmoney, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord,

And when he had begun to reckon, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. one was brought unto him which a owed And he said unto him, Well, thou him bien thousand talents. good servant: because thou hast been a There was a certain creditor faithful in a very little, have thou which had two debtors; the one authority over ten cities. And the owed five hundred pence, and the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound other fifty. And when they had hath gained five pounds. And he nothing to pay, he frankly forgave said likewise to him, Be thou also them both. Tell me therefore, which over five cities. And another came, of them will love him most? Luke vii. saying, Lord, behold, here is thy 41, 42. So he called every one of his pound, which I have kept laid up in lord's debtors unto him, and said unto a napkin: For I feared thee, because the first, How much owest thou unto thou art an austere man : thou takest my lord ? Then said he to another, up that thou layedst not down, and And how much owest thou? And he reapest that thou didst not sow. And said, An hundred measures of wheat. he saith unto him, Out of thine own And he said unto him, Take thy bill, mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked and write fourscore, xvi. 5. 7. servant. Thou knewest that I was b For mine iniquities are gone over an austere man, taking up that I laid mine head: as an heavy burden they not down, and reaping that I did not I are too heavy for me, Psal. xxxviii. 4.


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MATT. XVIII. 24-28.

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For innumerable evils have compass- The servant therefore fell down, and ed me about: mine iniquities have worshipped him, saying, Lord, a have taken hold upon me, so that I am not patience with me, and I will pay thee able to look up: they are more than all. the hairs of mine head: therefore my a And his fellow-servant fell down heart faileth me, xl. 12. If thou, at his feet, and besought him, saying, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Have patience with me, and I will Lord, who shall stand ? But there is

pay thee all, ver. 29.
forgiveness with thee, that thou may-
est be feared, cxxx. 3, 4.

VER. 27.
VER. 25.

Σπλαγχισθείς δε ο κύριος του δούλου Μη έχοντος δε αυτού αποδούναι, εκέλευ- | εκείνου, απέλυσεν αυτόν, και το δάνειο σεν αυτόν ο κύριος αυτού πραθήναι, και την αφήκεν αυτώ. γυναίκα αυτού, και τα τέκνα, και πάντα Then the lord of that servant was όσα είχε, και αποδοθήναι.

a moved with compassion, and loosed him, But forasmuch as he had not to pay, and forgave him the debt. his lord a commanded him to be sold, and

a And they put away the strange his wife, and children, and all that he gods from among them, and served the had, and payment to be made.

LORD: and his soul was grieved for a And if thy brother that dwelleth by the misery of Israel, Judg. 1. 16. And thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto refused to obey, neither were mindthee; thou shalt not compel him to ful of the wonders that thou didst serve as a bond-servant, Lev. xxv. 39. among them ; but hardened their Now there cried a certain woman of necks, and in their rebellion appointthe wives of the sons of the prophets ed a captain to retum to their bonunto Elisba, saying, Thy servant my dage: but thou art a God ready to husband is dead; and thou knowest pardon, gracious and merciful, slow that thy servant did fear the LORD: to anger, and of great kindness, and and the creditor is come to take unto forsookest them not, Neh. ix. 17. But him my two sons to be bondmen, he, being full of compassion, forgave 2 Kings iv. 1. Yet now our flesh is their iniquity, and destroyed them not: as the flesh of our brethren, our chil-yea, many a time turned he is anger dren as their children: and, lo, we

away, and did not stir up all his bring into bondage our sons and our wrath, Psal. lxxviii

. 38. For thou, daughters to be servants, and some of Lord, art good, and ready to forgive ; our daughters are brought unto bon- and plenteous in mercy unto all them dage already: neither is it in our that call upon thee, lxxxvi. 5. But power to redeem them; for other men thou, O LORD, art a God full of comhave our lands and vineyards, Neh. passion, and gracious : long-suffering, v. 5. And I said unto them, We and plentious in mercy and truth, 15. after our ability have redeemed our The LORD is gracious, and full of brethren the Jews, which were sold compassion ; slow to anger, and of unto the heathen; and will ye even sell great mercy, cxlv. 8. How shall I your brethren? or shall they be sold give thee up, Ephraim ? how shall I unto us? Then held they their peace, deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make and found nothing to answer, 8. Thus thee as Admah ? how shall I set thee saith the Lord, Where is the bill of as Zeboim? mine heart is turned your mother's divorcement, whom within me, my repentings are kindled have put away? or which of my credi- together, Hos. xi. 8. tors is it to whom I have sold you ?

VER. 28. Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your trans- Εξελθών δε ο δούλος εκείνος, εύρεν ένα gressions is your mother put away, των συνδούλων αυτού, δς ώφειλεν αυτώ Isa. I. i.

εκατόν δηνάρια και κρατήσας αυτόν έπVER. 26.

νιγε, λέγων· 'Απόδος μοι ότι οφείλεις. Πεσων ούν και δούλος προσεκύνει αυτό, But the same servant went out, and λέγων: Κύριε, μακροθύμησον επ' εμοί, και found one of his fellow-servants, which πάντα σοι αποδώσω.

owed him un hundred pence: and he

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MATT, XVIII. 28-32.

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laid hands on him, aand took him by they kept not thy word, 158. Oh that the throat, saying, Pay me that thou my head were waters, and mine eyes owest.

a fountain of tears, that I might weep 2 And this is the manner of the re- day and night for the slain of the lease: every creditor that lendeth daughter of my people ! Jer. ix. 1. ought unto his neighbour shall release And when he had looked round about it; he shall not exact it of his neigh the hardness of their hearts, he saith

on them with anger, being grieved for bour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD's release, Deut. xv.

unto the man, Stretch forth thine 2. Wherefore have we fasted, say his hand was restored whole as the

hand. And he stretched it out: and they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou other, Mark iï. 5. And when he was takest no knowledge? Behold, in the

come near, he beheld the city, and day of your fast ye find pleasure, and wept over it, Luke xix. 41. I say the

truth in Christ, I lie not, my conexact all your labours, Is. lviii. 3.

science also bearing me witness in VER. 29.

the Holy Ghost, That I have great Πεσων ούν ο σύνδουλος αυτού εις τους | heaviness and continual sorrow in my σόδας αυτού, παρεκάλει αυτόν, λέγων· Μακ- heart. For I could wish that myself ροθύμησον επ' εμοί, και πάντα αποδώσω were accursed from Christ for my bre

thren, my kinsmen according to the And his fellow-servant fell down at his flesh, Rom. ix. 1—3. Rejoice with feet, and besought him, saying, a Have them that do rejoice, and weep with

Who is patience with me, and I will pay thee them that weep, xii. 15. all.

weak, and I am not weak? who is ofa The servant therefore fell down, Remember them that are in bonds, as

fended, and I burn not? 2 Cor. xi. 29. and worshipped him, saying, Lord, bound with them; and them which have patience with me, and I will pay suffer adversity, as being yourselves thee all, ver. 26. And forgive us our

also in the body, Heb. xiii. 3. debts, as we forgive our debtors, vi. 12.

bSo that servant came, and shewed If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee his lord these things. Then the masought, put that on mine account; I ter of the house being angry said to Paul have written it with mine own

his servant, Go out quickly into the hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not

streets and lanes of the city, and say to thee how thou owest unto, me bring in hither the poor, and the even thine own self besides, Philem. maimed, and the halt, and the blind, 18, 19.

Luke xiv. 21. Obey them that have VER. 30.

the rule over you, and submit your'o dě oix gasy árnà área dir, a Badsy selves : for they watch for your souls, αυτόν εις φυλακήν, έως oύ αποδώ το οφειλό- | as they that must give account, that putyov.

they may do it with joy, and not with And he would not: but went and cast grief: for that is unprofitable for you, him into prison, till he should pay the Heb. xiii. 17. debt.

VER. 32.
VER. 31.

Τότε προσκαλεσάμενος αυτόν ο κύριος 1δόντες δε οι σύνδουλοι αυτού τα γενό- αυτού, λέγει αυτώ. Δούλε πονηρέ, πάσαν μενα, ελυπήθησαν σφόδρα και ελθόντες, την οφειλής εκείνην αφήκά σου, έπει

wageδιασάφησαν τώ κυρίω αυτών πάντα τα γε- κάλεσάς με: νόμενα, ,

Then his lord, after that he had called So when his fellow-servants saw what him, said unto him, a 0 thou wicked serwas done, a they were very sorry, band vant, I forgave thee all that debt, became and told unto their lord all that cause thou desiredst me : was done.

a His lord answered and said unto a Rivers of waters run down mine him, Thou wicked and slothful ser. eyes, because they keep not thy law, vant, thou knewest that I reap where Psal. cxix. 136. I beheld the trans. I sowed not, and gather where I have gressors, and was grieved ; because not strawed, Matt. xxv. 26. And he


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saith unto him, Out of thine own | him : lest at any time the adversary mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked deliver thee to the judge, and the servant. Thou knewest that I was an judge deliver thee to the officer, and austere man, taking up that I laid not thou be cast into prison. Verily I say down, and reaping that I did not sow,

unto thee, Thou shalt by no means Luke xix. 22. Now we know that come out thence, till thou hast paid what things soever the law saith, it the uttermost farthing, Matt. v. 25, saith to them who are under the law : | 26. When thou goest with thine ad. that every mouth may be stopped, versary to the magistrate, as thou art and all the world may become guilty in the way, give diligence that thou before God, Rom. iii. 19.

mayest be delivered from him : lest

he hale thee to the judge, and the VER. 33. Oix idet rai os lasñcas rèv súvdovrów judge deliver thee to the officer, and

the officer cast thee into prison. I σου, ως και εγώ σε ελέησα ;

tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, Shouldest thou not also have had com- till thou hast paid the very last mite, passion on thy fellow-servant, a even as I Luke xii. 58, 59. In fiaming fire hud pity on thee?

taking vengeance on them that know a But I say unto you, Love your ene- not God, and that obey not the Gosmies, bless them that curse you, do pel of our Lord Jesus Christ : Who good to them that hate you, and pray shall be punished with everlasting for them which despitefully use you, destruction from the presence of the and persecute you; That ye may be Lord, and from the glory of his power, the children of your Father which is 2 Thess. i. 8, 9. The same shall in heaven : for he maketh his sun to drink of the wine of the wrath of God, rise on the evil and on the good, and which is poured out without mixture sendeth rain on the just and on the into the cup of his indignation ; and unjust, Matt. v. 44, 45. But love ye he shall be tormented with fire and your enemies, and do good, and lend, brimstone in the presence of the holy hoping for nothing again ; and your angels, and in the presence of the reward shall be great, and ye shall Lamb: And the smoke of their torbe called the children of the Highest : ment ascendeth up for ever and ever: for he is kind unto the unthankful and they have no rest day nor night, and to the evil. Be ye therefore mer- who worship the beast and his image, ciful, as your Father also is merciful, and whosoever receiveth the mark of Luke vi. 35, 36. And be ye kind one his name, Rev. xiv. 10, 11, to another, tender-hearted, forgiving

VER. 35. one another, even as God for Christ's

Ούτω και ο πατής μου και επουράνιος sake hath forgiven you, Εph. iv. 39. ποιήσει υμίν, εάν μή αφήστε έκαστος τω Be ye therefore followers of God, as | αδελφώ αυτού από των καρδιών υμών τα dear children : And walk in love, Tagawtúpate avtãy. as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a

So likewise shall my heavenly Father sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling hearts forgive not every

a do also unto you, if ye bfrom your

his brother savour, v. 1, 2. Forbearing one an

their trespasses. other, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : a And forgive us our debts, as we even as Christ forgave you, so also forgive our debtors, Matt. vi. 12. For if do ye, Col. ii. 13.

ye forgive men their trespasses, your VER. 34.

heavenly Father will also forgive you :

But if ye forgive not men their tres Και οργισθείς ο κύριος αυτού παρέδωκεν αυτόν τοϊς βασανισταίς, έως oύ αποδώ πάν | give your trespasses, 14, 15. Judge

passes, neither will your Father forτο οφειλόμενον αυτω.

not, that ye be not judged. For with And his lord was wroth, a and de- what judgment ye judge, ye shall be livered him to the tormentors, till he judged: and with what measure ye should pay all that was due unto him. mete, it shall be measured to you

a Agree with thine adversary quick again, vii. 1, 2. Whoso stoppeth his ly, whiles thou art in the way with ears at the cry of the poor, be also

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