Matthew 18:30

“And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till hee should pay the debt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he would not: but went and put him into prison till he had made payment of the debt.
- Basic English Bible

But he would not, but went away and cast him into prison, until he should pay what was owing.
- Darby Bible

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
- Webster's Bible

He would not, however, but went and threw him into prison until he should pay what was due.
- Weymouth Bible

He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.
- World English Bible

But he wolde not; but wente out, and putte hym in to prisoun, til he paiede al the dette.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he would not, but having gone away, he cast him into prison, till he might pay that which was owing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:30


18:30 Went with him before a magistrate, and cast him into prison, protesting he should lie there, till he should pay the whole debt.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:30


Mt 18:30 And he would not. He would not even grant delay, whereas he had been forgiven. Cast him into prison. To cast into prison for debt was once the custom in all countries.

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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