The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 不饶恕人的恶仆的比喻

马太福音第十八章 21 ~ 35        (NIV) Matthew 18:21 ~ 35
21 那时候,彼得来问耶稣:“主啊,我的弟兄得罪我,我该饶恕他几次呢?七次够吗?”

22 耶稣说:“不是七次,而是七十个七次。

23 因为天国好比以下的故事:有一个君王要跟他的臣仆结帐。

24 他开始算帐的时候,有人把一个欠了他好几万块金币的臣仆带到他面前来。

25 因为这个人没有钱还债,王就下令把他卖了作奴隶,连同他的妻子、儿女,和一切所有的也得卖掉,好偿还债务。

26 那仆人在王面前跪下来,哀求说:‘请宽容我吧!我一定会把一切债务都还清的。’

27 王动了慈心,免了他的债,并且把他释放了。

28 “那个仆人出来后,遇见一个一起当差的同伴。这个同伴欠他几块钱,他就抓住他,掐住他的喉咙,说:‘把欠我的钱还给我!’

29 他的同伴跪下来,哀求他说:‘请宽容我吧,我一定会还清的!’

30 但是他不肯,反而把他下在监狱里,等他还清欠款。

31 其他的同伴看见这事的经过都很悲愤;他们去见王,把这事的始末向他报告。

32 于是王叫那个仆人来,对他说:‘你这个恶奴,只因你向我要求,我免了你所有的债,

33 你不该宽容你的同伴,像我宽容你一样吗?’

34 王十分忿怒,把他关进监狱里受刑,等他还清全部的债。”

35 耶稣说:“如果你们各人不肯从心里饶恕弟兄,我的天父也要这样对待你们。”

讨论问题:
1. 耶稣是因为彼得问的问题,才作了这样的回答。彼得问了什么问题?
2.  如果你来回答彼得的问题,那你讲怎样回答呢?
3.  根据耶稣的教导,我们应该怎样频繁地赦免他人?
4.  在这个比喻里,那个仆人错在哪里?
5.  为什么那个仆人认为赦免我是对的,但是我不赦免别人?
6.  我们是否要上帝像我们赦免别人一样来赦免我们?
7.  为什么赦免是那么的重要?
8.  你觉得你现在应该赦免谁?(不要忘记你自己!)
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 

24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. 

25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 

27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 

31When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 

33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 

34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Discussion Questions 
   1.  Jesus tells this parable in response to Peter’s question. What did Peter ask?
   2.  What would you answer Peter?
   3.  So how often are we supposed to forgive someone according to Jesus?
   4.  In the parable, what did the servant do wrong? 
   5.  Why was it all right for him to be forgiven, but not to forgive others? 
   6.  Do we want to be forgiven by God the way we forgive others? 
   7.  Why is forgiveness so important? 
   8.  Who can you forgive today? (Don’t forget yourself!)
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