On the passage from, "When you go with your adversary, "up to the point where it says, "And you will repay the last farthing."
UNLESS WE WERE by nature suited to judge what is just, the Savior would never have said, "But why do you not judge for yourselves what is just?"1. We should not digress too long on the examination of this sentence, since much more difficult verses follow in this chapter. Let it suffice to have said this much about it. We should rather spread out the sails of our souls to God and pray for the coming of his Word.2. Then God's Word could interpret the parable in Scripture which reads, "When you go on your way to a ruler with your adversary, make an effort to be freed from him, lest perhaps he should hand you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the debt collector, and you be sent to prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not get out of there until you pay back the last farthing."3. I see four persons mentioned here: the adversary, the ruler, the judge, and the debt collector. The evangelist Matthew seems to have said something similar when he wrote, "Be gracious to your adversary while you are on your way with him."4. Hence, I ask whether this passage has the same sense as Luke's or whether there is merely some similarity. In Matthew's version, one person is omitted and another is changed.
2. The "ruler" is omitted. For the "debt collector," Matthew has "servant." Both Matthew and Luke include the "adversary"____________________