Matthew 18:34

“And his lord was wroth, and deliuered him to the tormentors, till hee should pay all that was due vnto him.”

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Other Translations

And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
- King James Version

"And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his lord was very angry, and put him in the hands of those who would give him punishment till he made payment of all the debt.
- Basic English Bible

And his lord being angry delivered him to the tormentors till he paid all that was owing to him.
- Darby Bible

And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.
- Webster's Bible

So his master, greatly incensed, handed him over to the jailers until he should pay all he owed him.
- Weymouth Bible

His lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.
- World English Bible

And his lord was wroth, and took hym to turmentouris, til he paiede al the dette.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And having been wroth, his lord delivered him to the inquisitors, till he might pay all that was owing to him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:34


18:34 His lord delivered him to the tormentors - Imprisonment is a much severer punishment in the eastern countries than in ours. State criminals, especially when condemned to it, are not only confined to a very mean and scanty allowance, but are frequently loaded with clogs or heavy yokes, so that they can neither lie nor sit at ease: and by frequent scourgings and sometimes rackings are brought to an untimely end. Till he should pay all that was due to him - That is, without all hope of release, for this he could never do. How observable is this whole account; as well as the great inference our Lord draws from it: The debtor was freely and fully forgiven; He wilfully and grievously offended; His pardon was retracted, the whole debt required, and the offender delivered to the tormentors for ever. And shall we still say, but when we are once freely and fully forgiven, our pardon can never be retracted? Verily, verily, I say unto you, So likewise will my heavenly Father do to you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:34


Mt 18:34 His lord . . . delivered him to the tormenters. This language is to be interpreted by customs that still prevail in the East, where torture is still used to compel debtors to confess where they have hidden treasures that they are suspected of having concealed. In both Greece and Rome torture was used on prisoners to compel confession, and until within a century or two it was still employed in Great Britain and Europe. Till he should pay all. As, however, he never could pay, he was condemned to perpetual imprisonment.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • I AM THAT I AM:
    Verily I say unto you, Except YE BE CONVERTED, and become as little children, YE SHALL NOT enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall HUMBLE himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Amen
  • I AM THAT I AM:
    Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took HIM by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. Should not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his LORD was wroth:
  • Angelito Buccahan
    the text is very clear that God's presence is in those who gather in His name regardless of number. It shows that God is not after the number of people in a gathering because of His name like bible studies, prayer meeting, etc. And He did not say that if you are alone praying He is not with...
  • 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!

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