Matthew 18:30

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till hee should pay the debt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.
  • 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.
  • Lilian
    Jesus will save us unless we accept him as the son of the living God .Jesus loves to call us his lil children who are innocent that needs a Father to love him. Thank you Jesus for your blood your love , grace and mercy it always follows me all the days of my life. Help us Lord to be born again in spirit all the days of my life from your word you have given me life. Praise you and i will worship u
  • Boba Fett
    Although I'm not a Christian, it's nice to know that Jesus approves of my child-like behavior. When I play with my Star Wars Lego sets I become child-like even though I'm 38 years old and thus I enter a spiritual state of mind that can be called heaven...
  • GeraldineCole
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS WHO WAS SENT TO EARTH TO DIE IN OUR PLACE AND HE WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER WHO IS GOD. There is nothing on this earth we can do if we want to see Jesus one day but to do and live by his Word everything else is vanity and Act chapter 2 V 38 when U follow that first then you will be Saved. Then study the word and the bible will show yoU how to live ask Jesus to lead u to a Church were he wants U to be .because preacher are not like they use to be most of them now just want Money they will not help the people that need help but only help themselves Jesus is not please we shall reap what we Sow Amen
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord

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