Chapter 98: Parable of the wicked servant

1 Therefore is the warrior of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would watch over his servants. 2 And when he walked, one was seen by him, which was followed near by one risen. 3 But forasmuch as he had no sword, his lord expected him to be caught and rent.

4 The servant therefore fell down, and cried for help, saying, Lord, save my life and I will serve thee well.

5 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and drew, and cut down the risen.

6 But the same servant went out, and saw one of his fellowservants, which had died of a horse kick, wandering in a field.

7 And his fellowservant saw him, and called out, saying, Brains.

8 And he would not go near: but left the risen to shamble and told no one, for the other servants were not his friends.

9 So when his fellowservants were met by the risen, they were very surprised, and the survivor came bleeding to tell unto their lord all that was done.

10 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I saved thee, because thou desiredst me: 11 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservants, even as I had pity on thee? 12 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the risen, till he should do what was expected of him or fall.

13 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts protect not every one his brother, even in their trespasses.