Matthew 18:26

The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The seruant therfore fell downe, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, haue patience with mee, and I will pay thee all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So the slave fell {to the ground} and prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the servant went down on his face and gave him worship, saying, Lord, give me time to make payment and I will give you all.
- Basic English Bible

The bondman therefore falling down did him homage, saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay thee all.
- Darby Bible

The servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
- Webster's Bible

The servant therefore falling down, prostrated himself at his feet and entreated him. "`Only give me time,' he said, `and I will pay you the whole.'
- Weymouth Bible

The servant therefore fell down and kneeled before him, saying, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!'
- World English Bible

But thilke seruaunt felde doun, and preiede hym, and seide, Haue pacience in me, and Y schal yelde to thee alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

The servant then, having fallen down, was bowing to him, saying, Sir, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:26


Mt 18:26 Fell down, and worshipped him. In Oriental countries, almost all who approach monarchs prostrate themselves and offer homage. This is especially true of those who urge a petition. See Es 8:3. Have patience, . . . I will pay thee all. This promise was one that could not possibly be fulfilled, though the servant might think it possible.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • BSP
    The last part of this chapter tells us that if we want to receive God's forgiveness then we must forgive others.
  • Gchead
    It seems as if we will be judged based on how we treat/ forgive others -how we treated the son of man-how we treated the holy spirit.
  • Peter
    Praise the LORD! Last night I just read the story of the two disciples who were to Emmaus, and Jesus joined them, told them the things they concerned and gave them joy. Luke 24:13-33 As for a family,a 3-member one is enough to fulfill the promise! How wonderful the blessing is!
  • Mim
    geraldinecole you are so right about preachers. but im going take your advice and pray he leads me and my family to the right church.
  • GeraldineCole
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS WHO WAS SENT TO EARTH TO DIE IN OUR PLACE AND HE WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER WHO IS GOD. There is nothing on this earth we can do if we want to see Jesus one day but to do and live by his Word everything else is vanity and Act chapter 2 V 38 when U follow that first then you will be Saved. Then study the word and the bible will show yoU how to live ask Jesus to lead u to a Church were he wants U to be .because preacher are not like they use to be most of them now just want Money they will not help the people that need help but only help themselves Jesus is not please we shall reap what we Sow Amen
  • Irene
    I like what Mockingbird said; everytime i read this - i am reminded how our mouths can run wild and hurt or just be mis-understood. I had this experience of a 'loose' mouth just recently, but it was 'just' a mis-understanding; my Sis. in the Lord and I got it cleared up though.

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