it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. (Mr 9:42; Lu 17:2; 1Co 8:12)
Temptations to Sin
7“Woe to the world for temptations to sin!
1. Greek stumbling blocks
 For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! (Mt 13:41; Mt 26:24; Lu 17:1; 1Co 11:19)8And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. (Mt 5:29; Mt 25:41; Mr 9:43)9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell
21Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” (Mt 18:15; Lu 17:3; Col 3:13)22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.23“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.
1. Or bondservants; also verses 28, 31
 (Mt 25:19)24When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
1. A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years’ wages for a laborer
 fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ (Mt 8:2; Ac 10:25)27And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. (Mt 18:25)28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii,
1. A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
 and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ (Mt 20:2; Mt 22:19; Mr 6:37; Mr 14:5; Lu 7:41; Lu 10:35; Joh 6:7)29So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’30He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.31When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place.32Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.33And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ (Mt 6:12; Eph 4:32; Col 3:13; 1Jo 4:11)34And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,