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

  • Othelia morrison
    I just ❤God's Holy Precious Word. The more I read , the more I study the more I fall in ❤ with the Father, Son,
  • Irene123
    to Dianne on the KJV - Thank-you, Dianne, for your support of the KJV. Someone hears that there is a 'new' translation of the Bible; they don't realize it's not a 'translation; it's an 'interpretation'. A new interpretation is ALWAYS from man's 'wisdom'; not from God's wisdom. When the KJV was finished - it was 'signed, sealed, and delivered' by - the Lord our God.
  • Donna
    He doesn't tell us to act like a child, He says to become as a child. When you think about it, unless a child is neglected, a child trusts that his needs will be met, without having to ask the parents daily to provide. In trusting Jesus, we must do the same, fully trusting His righteousness and His sacrifice on the cross, and not our own works. I hope this helps!
  • MockingBird
    A child is so trusting : not afraid !! Converted is a turning from to a turning to . The Grace of God is the efficient cause, human agency the responding effect . The grace of God is Truly Amazing !!
  • Dianne
    The message is critical . I prefer the KJV so why is there a change from "unless you are born again " to "unless you are converted". This specific terminology was even clarified by Christ to Nicodemus. Being born again was used specifacally for a reason, important enough that Christ used that terminology to clarify how absolutely lifechanging a new life in a spiritual manner in Christ must be. If Christ himself used that terminology with His explanation following it- why was it spliced out? Converted implies a change in religion or a belief a change we make,being born again stresses the miraculous new life that we receive when we accept Christ in which He dwells in us and change us .
  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.

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