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

  • 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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