The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 不饶恕人之恶仆的比喻

马太福音第十八章 21 ~ 35               (NIV) Matthew 18:21 ~ 35
















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!)
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?”

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

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

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

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.

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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!)