Matthew 18:15-25 NIV

A Brother Who Sins Against You

15 "If your brother sins against you,a go and show him his fault,1 just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

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    • b 18:15 - Some manuscripts do not have "against you."
      16 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'b2

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      17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church;3 and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.4

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      18 "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will bec bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bed loosed in heaven.5

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        • d 18:18 - Or "have been"
        • e 18:18 - Or "have been"
          19 "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you6 by my Father in heaven.

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          20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."7

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          The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

          21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me?8 Up to seven times?"9

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          22 Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.e10

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            • f 18:22 - Or "seventy times seven"
              23 "Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like11 a king who wanted to settle accounts12 with his servants.

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              24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talentsf was brought to him.

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                • g 18:24 - That is, millions of dollars
                  25 Since he was not able to pay,13 the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold14 to repay the debt.

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