Matthew 18:30

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

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Other Translations

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
- King James Version

"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

  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    How is it that you boast of yourself, saying, By my own sight I did much! and, By my own hand I obtained much! Yet ye ignore the grace of God then, and confess not your own sins now: saying, God is all powerful and no man can resist his will, so why should I repent? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
  • Jennifer
    Tsk tsk... Those of you pushing denominational worship and "rule of the church" are actually WRONG... Many times over the Holy Bible warns of "the sects" and being "decieved by false teachings"... I mean according to each denomination, everyone else is doomed to the lake of fire... Nowhere in the Bible does it state that we must report to a designated building to worship him...
  • David
    Jesus teaches us in this chapter to cut of anything or anyone who tempts us in life. But also a few verses down He teaches that if he is our brother or sister in Christ, before we cut them of there are steps of trying to help them. If those steps don't work, only then cut them off. Praise God for this wisdom!
  • BSP
    Verse 8~If something or someone is making us stumble spiritually we may need to take strong action and get away from that person or thing and draw close to Jehovah God.
  • Obbie Beal
    35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (at home, in the streets, jobs, daily we fight with with anger because from the heart we are tempted to not-forgive as direct by Jehovah /GOD. Wow! Wow! Wow!
  • Hazel Carty
    Wee must forgive our brothers and sisters as our heavenly father forgives ous
    and 70 7 we must forgive๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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