12 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord,
how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
13 Joshua saith unto him, I say
not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
14 Therefore is the kingdom of
heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
15 And when he had begun to
reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
16 But forasmuch as he had not
to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all
that he had, and payment to be made.
17 The servant therefore fell
down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay
18 Then the lord of that
servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
19 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.
20 And his fellowservant fell
down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will
pay thee all.
21 And he would not: but went
and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
22 So when his fellowservants
saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all
that was done.
23 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:
not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on
25 And his lord was wroth, and
delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
26 So likewise shall my
heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one
his brother their trespasses.