Matthew 18:28-30. But the same servant Thus graciously freed from such an immense debt; went out From the presence of his master; and found one of his fellow-servants which owed him a hundred pence A hundred Roman denarii, each in value about seven pence halfpenny sterling, and the whole amounting only to three pounds two shillings and sixpence. And he took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest Thus, by demanding this trifling sum in so rough a manner, and that immediately on coming out of the palace where so much lenity and mercy had been shown him in a matter of far greater importance, he manifested a most base, selfish, unfeeling, and cruel disposition. The word επνιγε , rendered, he took him by the throat, implies that he almost strangled him. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet As he had done at his lord’s feet; and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, &c. Using the very words which he himself had used but just before on the like occasion. And he would not Having so soon forgot, or not considering, the much greater mercy that had been shown to himself so lately, in the like circumstances, by their common master; but, being insolent and inexorable, and resolved not to wait a moment, he went with him before a magistrate, and cast him into prison Protesting he should lie there till he should pay the whole debt.
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