Matthew 18:15-25 ESV

If Your Brother Sins Against You

15 1"If your brother sins against you, 2go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have 3gained your brother.

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16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established 4by the evidence of two or three witnesses.

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17 If he refuses to listen to them, 5tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, 6let him be to you as 7a Gentile and 8a tax collector.

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18 Truly, I say to you, 9whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be looseda in heaven.

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    • 18:18 - Or shall have been bound... shall have been loosed
      19 Again I say to you, if two of you 10agree on earth about anything they ask, 11it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

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      20 For where two or three are 12gathered in my name, 13there am I among them."

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      The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

      21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often 14will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? 15As many as seven times?"

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          22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.b

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            • · 18:22 - Or seventy-seven times
              23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished 16to settle accounts with his servants.c

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                • ¸ 18:23 - Greek bondservants; also verses 28, 31
                  24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him 17ten thousand 18talents.d

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                    • ¹ 18:24 - A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years' wages for a laborer
                      25 19And since he could not pay, his master ordered him 20to be sold, with his wife and 21children and all that he had, and payment to be made.

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