Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.…
Forgiveness is cheaper than revenge, and is sweeter and more valuable. Prudence. as well as piety, counsels quiet to men under reproof or reproach. If a bee stings you, will you go to the hive and destroy it? Would not a thousand come upon you? If you receive a trifling injury, don't be anxious to avenge it. Let it drop. It is wisdom to say little respecting the injuries you have received. When enemies see they have hit you they know where to strike next time, while if you show no signs of disquiet, they think their stroke must have missed its mark. Lie quiet, and you will be likely to be let alone.
(H. L. Hastings.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.