Matthew 5:26

26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

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Matthew 5:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
ESV
26 Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
NLT
26 And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny.
MSG
26 If that happens, you won't get out without a stiff fine.
CSB
26 I assure you: You will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny! / 64 of a daily wage

Matthew 5:26 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 5:26

Verily, I say unto thee
This may be depended upon, you may assure yourself of it, that

thou shalt by no means come out thence,
from prison,

till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing,
or "last farthing"; or as the Ethiopic version reads it, "till thou hast exactly paid all"; which seems to express the inexorableness of the creditor, and the impossibility of the debtor's release.

Matthew 5:26 In-Context

24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.
26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
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