Matthew 18:26
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New International Version
"At this the servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.'

New Living Translation
"But the man fell down before his master and begged him, 'Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.'

English Standard Version
So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’

Berean Study Bible
Then the servant fell on his knees before him. 'Have patience with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.'

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the servant, having fallen down, was bowing on his knees to him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay everything to you.'

New American Standard Bible
"So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.'

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"At this, the slave fell facedown before him and said, Be patient with me, and I will pay you everything!'

International Standard Version
Then the servant fell down and bowed low before him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything!'

NET Bible
Then the slave threw himself to the ground before him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And falling down, that servant worshiped him, and he said, “My Lord, be patient with me, and I shall pay you everything.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the servant fell at his master's feet and said, 'Be patient with me, and I will repay everything!'

New American Standard 1977
“The slave therefore falling down, prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay you everything.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
The slave therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

King James 2000 Bible
The servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.

American King James Version
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

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

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.'

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

Young's Literal Translation
The servant then, having fallen down, was bowing to him, saying, Sir, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:21-35 Though we live wholly on mercy and forgiveness, we are backward to forgive the offences of our brethren. This parable shows how much provocation God has from his family on earth, and how untoward his servants are. There are three things in the parable: 1. The master's wonderful clemency. The debt of sin is so great, that we are not able to pay it. See here what every sin deserves; this is the wages of sin, to be sold as a slave. It is the folly of many who are under strong convictions of their sins, to fancy they can make God satisfaction for the wrong they have done him. 2. The servant's unreasonable severity toward his fellow-servant, notwithstanding his lord's clemency toward him. Not that we may make light of wronging our neighbour, for that is also a sin against God; but we should not aggravate our neighbour's wronging us, nor study revenge. Let our complaints, both of the wickedness of the wicked, and of the afflictions of the afflicted, be brought to God, and left with him. 3. The master reproved his servant's cruelty. The greatness of sin magnifies the riches of pardoning mercy; and the comfortable sense of pardoning mercy, does much to dispose our hearts to forgive our brethren. We are not to suppose that God actually forgives men, and afterwards reckons their guilt to them to condemn them; but this latter part of the parable shows the false conclusions many draw as to their sins being pardoned, though their after-conduct shows that they never entered into the spirit, or experienced the sanctifying grace of the gospel. We do not forgive our offending brother aright, if we do not forgive from the heart. Yet this is not enough; we must seek the welfare even of those who offend us. How justly will those be condemned, who, though they bear the Christian name, persist in unmerciful treatment of their brethren! The humbled sinner relies only on free, abounding mercy, through the ransom of the death of Christ. Let us seek more and more for the renewing grace of God, to teach us to forgive others as we hope for forgiveness from him.
Study Bible
The Unforgiving Servant
25Since the man was unable to pay, the master ordered that he be sold to pay his debt, along with his wife and children and everything he owned. 26Then the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Have patience with me, he begged, ‘and I will pay back’ everything. 27His master had compassion on him, forgave his debt, and released him.…
Cross References
Matthew 2:11
On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 8:2
Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
Treasury of Scripture

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Matthew 18:29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and sought him, saying, …

Luke 7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. …

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to …

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