A MAN DID NOT FEEL SORRY FOR HIS MATE, HE SHOULD HAVE JUST FORGIVEN HIM
One day Peter asked Jesus, “Boss, perhaps another person will many times persist in doing wrong to me. How many times should I forgive him (Lit. 'merely send him away')? How many times should (I) forget about him he did that to me? Shall I take pity on him 7 times?”
In response Jesus said to him, “You should forgive him 7 times, yes, 77 times also. You will continue to forgive him.
I will tell you a story. From this story you will learn about God. He continually forgives you, like that you (emphatic) should forgive others.
Now I will tell you a story about a man, about a big boss. He had many working men. He had earlier lent money to them.
One day he told them, “Return to me my money that I gave you!”
One working man came to the boss. That man should return a very big lot of money, a million dollars. He only had a very little bit. There was no way he could give a million dollars!
The boss said to the police, “Take this man's wife and children and belongings, him also, sell them for money, you give that money to me!”
When he heard the boss's word that working man knelt down before him, he begged him, “Boss, please do not give me to them for money! Wait for me! I will truly give you all the money!”
The boss felt sorry for him. “I am letting you off. You don't have to give me anything.”
That working man went off. While he was going he saw another man, a mate for him. Earlier he had given a little bit of money to that mate for a short time. He went to the mate, intercepted him, and grabbed him round the neck. He said to him, “Earlier I gave you money. Right now return it to me, give me my money!”
That mate knelt down before him, he begged him, “Wait for me! Later I will give it to you.”
This man said to him without pity, “I will not wait for you. I will put you in gaol. When you have given my money to me you can come out from gaol.” Straight away he put him in gaol.
The boss's other working men were watching those two. They became upset about him. They went to the boss, they told him. That boss became very angry. He told them, “When you have brought that man give him to me!”
They brought him to him. The boss said to him, “You are a habitually-bad (person) indeed! You cannot give me my money, a million dollars. You begged me to be sorry for you. I was sorry for you, I forgave you, I said to you, 'You don't owe me anything'. (Lit. 'should not/will not give me anything.') You should have done the same thing for your mate. You (emphatic) should have been sorry for him, you should have forgiven that mate of yours.
Now I will send you to gaol. There you will stay continually. You will give me back my million dollars. After that you can come out from gaol.” With fury he sent him to gaol.
Then Jesus said to Peter, “Whatever bad a person does to you, do not become angry with him, just forgive him. If you will not do like that, my Father above will stay angry with you continually, he will not forgive you.”