26The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
26 Verse 26. Fell down and worshipped him] προσεκυνειαυτω,
crouched as a dog before him, with the greatest deference,
submission, and anxiety.
Have patience with me] μακροθυμησονεπεμοι, 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.