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.'
King James Bible
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, 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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fell down and worshipped him - Προσεκυνει αυτω, crouched as a dog before him, with the greatest deference, submission, and anxiety.
Have patience with me - Μακροθυμησον επ' εμοι, be long-minded towards me - give me longer space.
The means which a sinner should use to be saved, are,
1. Deep humiliation of heart - he fell down.
2. Fervent prayer.
3. Confidence in the mercy of God - have patience.
4. A firm purpose to devote his soul and body to his Maker - I will pay thee all.
A sinner may be said, according to the economy of grace, to pay all, when he brings the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus to the throne of justice, by faith; thus offering an equivalent for the pardon he seeks, and paying all he owes to Divine justice, by presenting the blood of the Lamb.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
worshipped him. or, besought him. have.
LibraryMay 31. "Whosoever Therefore Shall Humble Himself as this Little Child" (Matt. xviii. 4).
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child" (Matt. xviii. 4). You will never get a humble heart until it is born from above, from the heart of Christ. For man has lost his own humanity and alas, too often has a demon heart. God wants us, as Christians, to be simple, human, approachable and childlike. The Christians that we know and love best, and that are nearest to the Lord, are the most simple. Whenever we grow stilted we are only fit for a picture gallery, and we are only good …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Forgiven and Unforgiving
The Wicked Servant
Meetings for Prayer.
On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
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