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

  • Matt
    Yes, when someone comes to you and sincerely asks you to forgive them, you forgive them. Otherwise, He will not forgive you when you sin/ trespass against Him. If they don't come to you, you should forgive them in your heart so it doesn't wear on you. You don't have to go around them, necessarily, but forgive them to show you are spiritually mature/ complete.
  • Gee Law
    Vs.18-35: God wants us to forgive all that offend us. If Christ could pay the supreme price for our sins by dying on the cross, He wants us, likewise to forgive all men-70×7 times. Wao! Our God is sp loving and compassionate! If only we as humans cpuld follow God's word on daily nasis, we shall bw living in Heaven here on Earth. God bless is all that are obedient to this command. Amen.
  • 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,
  • 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 !!
  • 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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