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

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward

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