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34 Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.[a] 35 [b](A)So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”

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  1. 18:34 Since the debt is so great as to be unpayable, the punishment will be endless.
  2. 18:35 The Father’s forgiveness, already given, will be withdrawn at the final judgment for those who have not imitated his forgiveness by their own.

58 If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. 59 I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.”[a]

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  1. 12:59 The last penny: Greek, lepton, a very small amount. Mt 5:26 has for “the last penny” the Greek word kodrantēs (Latin quadrans, “farthing”).

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