Matthew 18:30
New International Version
"But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.

New Living Translation
But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

English Standard Version
He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.

Berean Study Bible
But he refused. Instead, he went and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay his debt.

Berean Literal Bible
But he was not willing. Rather, having gone, he cast him into prison until he should pay what was owed.

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

New King James Version
And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.

New American Standard Bible
But he was unwilling, and went and threw him in prison until he would pay back what was owed.

NASB 1995
"But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.

NASB 1977
“He was unwilling however, but went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.

Amplified Bible
But he was unwilling and he went and had him thrown in prison until he paid back the debt.

Christian Standard Bible
But he wasn’t willing. Instead, he went and threw him into prison until he could pay what was owed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But he wasn't willing. On the contrary, he went and threw him into prison until he could pay what was owed.

American Standard Version
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he was not willing, but he went and he cast him into prison until he would give him whatever he owed him.

Contemporary English Version
But the first official refused to have pity. Instead, he went and had the other official put in jail until he could pay what he owed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid the debt.

English Revised Version
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due.

Good News Translation
But he refused; instead, he had him thrown into jail until he should pay the debt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But he refused. Instead, he turned away and had that servant put into prison until he would repay what he owed.

International Standard Version
But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he could repay the debt.

Literal Standard Version
and he would not, but having gone away, he cast him into prison, until he might pay that which was owing.

NET Bible
But he refused. Instead, he went out and threw him in prison until he repaid the debt.

New Heart English Bible
He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.

Weymouth New Testament
"He would not, however, but went and threw him into prison until he should pay what was due.

World English Bible
He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.

Young's Literal Translation
and he would not, but having gone away, he cast him into prison, till he might pay that which was owing.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Unforgiving Servant
29So his fellow servant fell down and begged him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you back.’ 30But he refused. Instead, he went and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay his debt. 31When his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and recounted all of this to their master.…

Cross References
Proverbs 21:13
Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too shall cry out and receive no answer.

Matthew 18:29
So his fellow servant fell down and begged him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you back.'

Matthew 18:31
When his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and recounted all of this to their master.


Treasury of Scripture

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

but.

1 Kings 21:27-29
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly…

1 Kings 22:27
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.









(30) Till he should pay the debt.--Neither the memory of his lord's mercy, nor any touch of pity, restrains the man who broods over the memory of wrong. But the course which he takes is, it may be noted, as unwise as it is ungenerous. He, as a slave, cannot command his fellow-slave to be sold. He can cast him into prison; but in so doing he cuts the debtor off from all opportunities of gaining the money by which he might pay his debt. His vindictiveness is so far suicidal. This surely is not without its analogue in the interpretation of the parable. Whatever be the nature of the offence, patience and forbearance at once encourage and enable the offender to make restitution. Harshness shuts him up as in the prison of a sullen defiance.

Verse 30. - And he would not. The piteous appeal made no impression on his hard heart. "He did not even regard the words by which he himself had been saved (for on saying these same words he had been delivered from the ten thousand talents), nor recognize the port by which he had escaped shipwreck; neither did the attitude of supplication remind him of his master's kindness; but putting aside all such considerations by reason of covetousness, cruelty, and revenge, he was fiercer than any wild beast" (St. Chrysostom, in loc.). He went and cast him into prison. He either himself dragged the wretched debtor to prison, or was not satisfied till he had seen the door of the gaol close upon him. Far from forgiving the debt, he would not even grant an extension of time; he must have payment immediately, or he will exact the utmost punishment till the debt is fully discharged.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

he refused.
ἤθελεν (ēthelen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

Instead,
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

he went
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

[and] had him thrown
ἔβαλεν (ebalen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

prison
φυλακὴν (phylakēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.

until
ἕως (heōs)
Conjunction
Strong's 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

he could pay
ἀποδῷ (apodō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

[his]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

debt.
ὀφειλόμενον (opheilomenon)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3784: Or, its prolonged form opheileo probably from the base of ophelos; to owe; figuratively, to be under obligation; morally, to fail in duty.


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