Matthew 18:26

The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The seruant therfore fell downe, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, haue patience with mee, and I will pay thee all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So the slave fell {to the ground} and prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So the servant went down on his face and gave him worship, saying, Lord, give me time to make payment and I will give you all.
- Basic English Bible

The bondman therefore falling down did him homage, saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay thee all.
- Darby Bible

The servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
- Webster's Bible

The servant therefore falling down, prostrated himself at his feet and entreated him. "`Only give me time,' he said, `and I will pay you the whole.'
- Weymouth Bible

The servant therefore fell down and kneeled before him, saying, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!'
- World English Bible

But thilke seruaunt felde doun, and preiede hym, and seide, Haue pacience in me, and Y schal yelde to thee alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

The servant then, having fallen down, was bowing to him, saying, Sir, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:26


Mt 18:26 Fell down, and worshipped him. In Oriental countries, almost all who approach monarchs prostrate themselves and offer homage. This is especially true of those who urge a petition. See Es 8:3. Have patience, . . . I will pay thee all. This promise was one that could not possibly be fulfilled, though the servant might think it possible.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Arley3
    Matthew 18:15 doesn't say anything about whether you have forgiven the trespass or not, nor does it say anything about whether or not the brother has repented of the trespass. It doesn't say if thy brother has ought against you. It says, "if thy brother shall trespass against thee... ". Talk things out. Make peace with your brother. Don't look for excuses.
  • BSP
    Jesus came to save the lost ones. We are grateful for the ransom of Jesus because without this ransom we would still be lost and with no chance of survival.
  • ADAM Ulysses Shuler
    I BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GOD IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND AS MY SAVOIR.
  • Felix Katue
    this was so much encouraging me
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Like the lord in verse 27, Jesus is willing to forgive all our sins so we can be blameless when we appear before Him at His Judgement Seat. We should also adopt the same posture of forgiving all those who trespass against us, countless times.
  • Wayne
    Jesus says, v. 3 except you b converted and become as little a child, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven. There is no merit in just acting like a child.

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