Matthew 5:26

Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerily I say vnto thee, thou shalt by no meanes come out thence, till thou hast payd the vttermost farthing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last farthing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, You will not come out from there till you have made payment of the very last farthing.
- Basic English Bible

Verily I say to thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence till thou hast paid the last farthing.
- Darby Bible

Verily, I say to thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly tell you that you will certainly not be released till you have paid the very last farthing.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.
- World English Bible

Treuli Y seie to thee, thou shalt not go out fro thennus, til thou yelde the last ferthing.
- Wycliffe Bible

verily I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till that thou mayest pay the last farthing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:26


5:26 Till thou hast paid the last farthing - That is, for ever, since thou canst never do this. What has been hitherto said refers to meekness: what follows, to purity of heart.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:26


Mt 5:26 Thou shalt by no means come out from thence. After the debtor was cast into prison he was held until the debt was paid, and if it were not, he remained in prison until he died. Farthing. A small, insignificant copper coin. The warning against lawsuits is clear, but there is a higher idea still. The Lord would warn us to make everything right before it is too late. Before the judgment there is a chance; after it there is nothing but payment.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Nicholas worrell NACM
    John 19:28 "i thirst"
  • Irene123
    It's interesting that in this whole chapter - Jesus was teaching only His disciples, and not the multitudes as He usually was in a monologue this long.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 18:24 - song, "Just to walk with Him" - "My steps had led me far away, Sometimes I wondered why, They had taken me down lonely roads, Beneath the darkened sky, But every time I lost my way, He sought me out, He took my hand and said He'd walk with me." Throughout the scriptures, God demonstrates His willingness to compensate for our lack; Ps. 23.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 16:33; Matt. 5:45; Acts 7:59; 16:23; These refer to tribulation (trials) in this life. There will be 'some' saints in Rev.13:7 who will go thru the GREAT tribulation; I haven't r'cvd. clarification on that yet. I KNOW tho' that I will not be one of them because they become saints DURING the GREAT tribulation; how? I don't know; I just take it by faith. A saint NOW will be raptured.
  • Bruce
    The darkness of this world is getting darker! You can feel the darkness, in the news and the towns and cities, in the neighborhood and the Churches are turning dark. We,who are cleansed by The Blood (Revelation1:5) are "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD". (V:14) If they don't see The Light in us!??? WE: THE LIGHT OF THE World are the only LIGHT they will see. Stay trimmed, keep full of oil. Preach the gospel
  • MISSIONERY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    THIS ARE THE GOOD WORKS OF CHARITY, DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD SAMARITAN?, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN SAYS BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFULL who delights in doing good to those in need , PEOPLE SHOULD SEE IT AND PRAISE GOD.

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