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

  • Bud
    To A. Moses in some bibles ( like mine ) when ever JESUS is speaking it is always in red letters, per say the red letter bible.
  • Alexander Moses
    Why are verses 3 - 48 in red font.
  • Nature
    Others have a chance to offer compassion to those in pain. What if our suffering is Their test. Is a chance for them to choose to show kindness. Then a opportunity for us to say and show to them that our strength and comfort in those troubling times comes from the Lord. He does not think as we mere humans do but as the mighty Alpha and Omega. The Great I AM. Lean not on our own understanding.
  • Cybrat
    To Devlin if your still reading this, yes it does state in the bible that Jesus is God. Please read, John 1:1 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. I don't know you, your age, earthly age or Christian age. You made baby Christian for a season one. I won't make an assumption. I was a Christian for many years before I realized "Word" is capitalized! Word is Christ!!! Just replace "Word" with"Christ". I think bc not only was Christ sent here to die for our sins but, also to be the earthly voice of God. If we were to hear the voice of God I believe it would be to much for a human to handle.
  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless

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