New Living Translation
And if that happens, you surely won't be free again until you have paid the last penny.
King James Bible
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Darby Bible Translation
Verily I say to thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence till thou hast paid the last farthing.
World English Bible
Most certainly I tell you, you shall by no means get out of there, until you have paid the last penny.
Young's Literal Translation
verily I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till that thou mayest pay the last farthing.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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What is the price of two sparrows--one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.
Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins.
When you are on the way to court with your accuser, try to settle the matter before you get there. Otherwise, your accuser may drag you before the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, who will throw you into prison.
And if that happens, you won't be free again until you have paid the very last penny."
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