18:27 The lord had compassion on that slave and released him, and forgave him the debt. 18:28 After 1 he went out, that same slave found one of his fellow slaves who owed him one hundred silver coins. 2 So 3 he grabbed him by the throat and started to choke him, 4 saying, ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ 5 18:29 Then his fellow slave threw himself down and begged him, 6 ‘Be patient with me, and I will repay you.’ 18:30 But he refused. Instead, he went out and threw him in prison until he repaid the debt.
18:35 So also my heavenly Father will do to you, if each of you does not forgive your 7 brother 8 from your heart.”
1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 tn Grk “one hundred denarii.” The denarius was a silver coin worth about a day’s wage for a laborer; this would be about three month’s pay.
3 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so.” A new sentence was started at this point in the translation in keeping with the tendency of contemporary English style to use shorter sentences.
4 tn Grk “and he grabbed him and started choking him.”
5 tn The word “me” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were often omitted in Greek when clear from the context.
6 tn Grk “begged him, saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant here in contemporary English and has not been translated.
7 tn Grk “his.” The pronoun has been translated to follow English idiom (the last pronoun of the verse [“from your heart”] is second person plural in the original).
8 tn Here the term “brother” means “fellow believer” or “fellow Christian” (cf. BDAG 18 s.v. ἀδελφός 2.a), whether male or female. Concerning the familial connotations, see also the note on the first occurrence of this term in v. 15.