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Matthew 5:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last farthing.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Verily, I say to thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Verily I say to thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence till thou hast paid the last farthing.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Verily, I say unto thee, In nowise, mayest thou come out from thence, until thou pay the last halfpenny.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— verily I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till that thou mayest pay the last farthing.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Amen I say to thee, thou shalt not go out from thence till thou repay the last farthing.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Uerily I say vnto thee, thou shalt by no meanes come out thence, till thou hast payd the vttermost farthing.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And, Amen I say unto thee, that thou shalt not come forth from thence till thou hast rendered the last shamuna.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Verily I say to thee, Thou wilt not come out from there until thou hast paid the last farthing.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Verily 281
{0281} Prime
ἀμήν
amen
{am-ane'}
Of Hebrew origin [H0543]; properly firm, that is, (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially surely (often as interjection so be it).
I say 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (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.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
unto thee, 4671
{4671} Prime
σοί
soi
{soy}
Dative case of G4771; to thee.
Thou shalt y1831
[1831] Standard
ἐξέρχομαι
exerchomai
{ex-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1537 and G2064; to issue (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
by no means 3364
{3364} Prime
οὐ με
ou me
{oo may}
That is, G3756 and G3361; a double negative strengthening the denial; not at all.
come y1831
[1831] Standard
ἐξέρχομαι
exerchomai
{ex-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1537 and G2064; to issue (literally or figuratively).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
out x1831
(1831) Complement
ἐξέρχομαι
exerchomai
{ex-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1537 and G2064; to issue (literally or figuratively).
thence, 1564
{1564} Prime
ἐκεῖθεν
ekeithen
{ek-i'-then}
From G1563; thence.
till 2193
{2193} Prime
ἕως
heos
{heh'-oce}
Of uncertain affinity; a conjugation, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place).
302
{0302} Prime
ἄν
an
{an}
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
thou hast paid 591
{0591} Prime
ἀποδίδωμι
apodidomi
{ap-od-eed'-o-mee}
From G0575 and G1325; to give away, that is, up, over, back, etc. (in various applications).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
uttermost 2078
{2078} Prime
ἔσχατος
eschatos
{es'-khat-os}
A superlative probably from G2192 (in the sense of contiguity); farthest, final (of place or time).
farthing. 2835
{2835} Prime
κοδράντης
kodrantes
{kod-ran'-tace}
Of Latin origin; a quadrans, that is, fourth part of an as.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 5:26

_ _ Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing — a fractional Roman coin, to which our “farthing” answers sufficiently well. That our Lord meant here merely to give a piece of prudential advice to his hearers, to keep out of the hands of the law and its officials by settling all disputes with one another privately, is not for a moment to be supposed, though there are critics of a school low enough to suggest this. The concluding words — “Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out,” etc. — manifestly show that though the language is drawn from human disputes and legal procedure, He is dealing with a higher than any human quarrel, a higher than any human tribunal, a higher than any human and temporal sentence. In this view of the words — in which nearly all critics worthy of the name agree — the spirit of them may be thus expressed: “In expounding the sixth commandment, I have spoken of offenses between man and man; reminding you that the offender has another party to deal with besides him whom he has wronged on earth, and assuring you that all worship offered to the Searcher of hearts by one who knows that a brother has just cause of complaint against him, and yet takes no steps to remove it, is vain: But I cannot pass from this subject without reminding you of One whose cause of complaint against you is far more deadly than any that man can have against man: and since with that Adversary you are already on the way to judgment, it will be your wisdom to make up the quarrel without delay, lest sentence of condemnation be pronounced upon you, and then will execution straightway follow, from the effects of which you shall never escape as long as any remnant of the offense remains unexpiated.” It will be observed that as the principle on which we are to “agree” with this “Adversary” is not here specified, and the precise nature of the retribution that is to light upon the despisers of this warning is not to be gathered from the mere use of the word “prison”; so, the remedilessness of the punishment is not in so many words expressed, and still less is its actual cessation taught. The language on all these points is designedly general; but it may safely be said that the unending duration of future punishment — elsewhere so clearly and awfully expressed by our Lord Himself, as in Matthew 5:29, Matthew 5:30, and Mark 9:43, Mark 9:48 — is the only doctrine with which His language here quite naturally and fully accords. (Compare Matthew 18:30, Matthew 18:34).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 5:21-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 5:26

Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast (q) paid the uttermost farthing.

(q) You will be dealt with in this manner, to the utmost extremity.

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Thou:

Matthew 18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Luke 12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
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Mt 18:34; 25:41, 46. Lk 12:59; 16:26. 2Th 1:9. Jm 2:13.

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