Matthew 18:7-17 NIV

7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!

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8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.

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9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

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The Parable of the Wandering Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.a

References for Matthew 18:10

    •   18:10 - Some manuscripts include here the words of Luke 19:10.
      12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?
      13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.
      14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

      Dealing With Sin in the Church

      15 “If your brother or sister bsins, cgo and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

      References for Matthew 18:15

        • ¡ 18:15 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verses 21 and 35.
        • ¢ 18:15 - Some manuscripts "sins against you"
          16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’d

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          17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

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