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

  • 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.
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord
  • Chukwuemeka
    Jesus is still in the business of finding lost souls and very soon no body would put up an excuse that nobody came looking for him when he was lost.so let the lost believe in his rescue business and make Jesus smile.
  • Jonathan McDade
    Praise the Lord for taking care of us and giving us love and mercy. It's only through his mercy that we are reunited with him, when you are lost in sin how sweet it is to be back in the arms of the Father. Amen
  • MockingBird
    The guy that had his dad as a minister for 60 yrs. Thanks for your comment : This opened my eyes : Yes , I see that he came to bring back to man what was lost in Adam in the garden : A relationship and fellowship with the Father God. Praise God !!! He restored !
  • MockingBird
    I believe that this passage is also talking about forgiveness and un forgiveness and I believe that this passage is also talking about what I say : I can have what I say : If I talk doubt and unbelief all day every day : that is what I get : Talk fear : That fear will come upon me : Talk Faith and Blessing all day everyday , not only on me but on all and everyone that I talk about. I will have to give an account of all that I speak on the day I stand before Jesus Christ . As well as every one else. No one will be left out on that day !!

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