Matthew 5:26

“Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerily I say vnto thee, thou shalt by no meanes come out thence, till thou hast payd the vttermost farthing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last farthing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, You will not come out from there till you have made payment of the very last farthing.
- Basic English Bible

Verily I say to thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence till thou hast paid the last farthing.
- Darby Bible

Verily, I say to thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly tell you that you will certainly not be released till you have paid the very last farthing.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.
- World English Bible

Treuli Y seie to thee, thou shalt not go out fro thennus, til thou yelde the last ferthing.
- Wycliffe Bible

verily I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till that thou mayest pay the last farthing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:26


5:26 Till thou hast paid the last farthing - That is, for ever, since thou canst never do this. What has been hitherto said refers to meekness: what follows, to purity of heart.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:26


Mt 5:26 Thou shalt by no means come out from thence. After the debtor was cast into prison he was held until the debt was paid, and if it were not, he remained in prison until he died. Farthing. A small, insignificant copper coin. The warning against lawsuits is clear, but there is a higher idea still. The Lord would warn us to make everything right before it is too late. Before the judgment there is a chance; after it there is nothing but payment.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Olawale
    It Gives Clear Understanding On How To Live A Life Acceptable Before God
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This is amazing, after being baptized, tempted by the devil while fasting, this is the first thing he had to say after coming out of the wilderness. These are all commandments and revelation of the kingdom of heaven to men. We see here that righteousness is more than being good and treating other good people well. But righteousness is loving, forgiving, and serving those we feel don't deserve it.
  • Patsarks7460@yahoo.com
    I Believe the word of God over anything or anyone Be blessed and saved through our savior who has washed me in the Blood of the Lamb .I would be going to hell if not forgiven of my sins
  • Ray Carver
    Great teaching from our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Geraldine cole
    Let get this understanding John 10 verse 30 tells us what Jesus said about what Jesus Said about. His Father he said he and his Father was one they are one because Jesus is God son.and it goes like this God the Father Jesus the Son and the Holy Ghost now the holy Ghost is what Jesus said he left here for those that are his if U have received the holy Ghost which he left as a gift so pray received
  • Fred fiore
    What beautiful teachings of holiness Christ revealed to the crowd and the boldness he proclaimed to the Scribes and Pharisees about the life of a follower of Christ. It is holiness or hell regardless of our thoughts and we can live perfect through obedience to His Word. Rightly dividing what being perfect is has always been controversial. Yes we can be overcome but we do not continue in sin.

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