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Chapter 18

Matt. 18:1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, and said who is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?

Matt. 18:2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, and set him in the midst of them,

Matt. 18:3 and said, truly I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you will not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Matt. 18:4 Therefore whoever will humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.

Matt. 18:5 And whoever will receive one such little child in My name receives Me.

Matt. 18:6 But whoever will stumble one of these little ones who believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he was drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matt. 18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For it must be that offenses come; but woe to that man by who the offense comes!

Matt. 18:8 Therefore if your hand or your foot stumble you, cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

Matt. 18:9 And if your eye stumble you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the fire of Gehenna.

Matt. 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.

Matt. 18:11 For the Son of man has come to save that which was lost.

Matt. 18:12 What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine, and goes into the mountains, and seeks that which is gone astray?

Matt. 18:13 And if he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more of that sheep, than of the ninety-nine which went not astray.

Matt. 18:14 Even so it is not the will of Your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Matt. 18:15 Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he will hear you, you have gained your brother.

Matt. 18:16 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

Matt. 18:17 And if he will neglect to hear them, tell it to the assembly: but if he fails to hear the assembly, let him be to you as the heathen and the tax- collector.

Matt. 18:18 Truly, I am saying to you, Whatever you bind on earth, will have already been bound in heaven. And whatever you loose on earth, will have already been loosed in heaven.

Matt. 18:19 Again I say to you, that if two of you will agree on earth as concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.

Matt. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them.

Matt. 18:21 Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?

Matt. 18:22 Jesus said to him, I say not to you, until seven times: but, until seventy times seven.

Matt. 18:23 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is likened to a certain king, who wanted to resolve accounts with his slaves.

Matt. 18:24 When he had begun to resolve accounts, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents.

Matt. 18:25 But as he was not able to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

Matt. 18:26 Therefore the slave fell down, and begged him, saying, lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.

Matt. 18:27 Then the lord of that slave was moved with compassion, and released him, and forgave him the debt.

Matt. 18:28 But the same slave went out, and found one of his fellow slaves, which owed him a hundred denarii: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, pay me what you owe.

Matt. 18:29 And his fellow slave fell down at his feet, and asked him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.

Matt. 18:30 And he was unwilling: but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay the debt.

Matt. 18:31 So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were greatly saddened, and came and told it to their lord all that was done.

Matt. 18:32 Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, O you wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me to:

Matt. 18:33 should not you also have had compassion on your fellow slave, just as I had mercy on you?

Matt. 18:34 And his lord was very angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.

Matt. 18:35 So likewise will my heavenly Father do also to you, if you do not forgive from your hearts, everyone, his brother their trespasses.