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“That is why the Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. Bible

“That is why.” The Greek is dia touto, and it connects the parable which follows with the forgiveness in the verses above. Jesus was teaching on unlimited forgiveness, and after making the statement that Peter should forgive seventy time seven times, he said that is why what we should be doing can be compared to the Kingdom of Heaven, because God practices unlimited forgiveness (cp. Meyer’s Commentary on the New Testament and New Testament Commentary: Matthews, by W. Hendrickson).


Commentary for: Matthew 18:23