MATTHEW 18:26

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

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Matthew 18:26 Translation & Meaning

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The The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The
servant δοῦλος A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) servant
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
fell down, πεσὼν To fall (literally or figuratively) fell down
and worshipped προσεκύνει To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worshipped
him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
saying, λέγων, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
Lord, Κύριε, Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
have patience Μακροθύμησον To be long-spirited, i.e., (objectively) forbearing or (subjectively) patient patience
with ἐπ' Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc with
me, ἐμοί To me me
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I will pay ἀποδώσω To give away, i.e., up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) pay
thee σοι To thee thee
all. πάντα All, any, every, the whole all

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  • 24  And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

  • 25  But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

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

  • 27  Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

  • 28  But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.




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