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Matthew 18

ESV 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" NIV 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" ESV 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them NIV 2 He called a little child and had him stand among them. ESV 3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. NIV 3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. ESV 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. NIV 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. ESV 5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, NIV 5 "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. ESV 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. NIV 6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. ESV 7 "Woe to the world for temptations to sin!For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! NIV 7 "Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! ESV 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. NIV 8 If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, 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. ESV 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire. NIV 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, 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. ESV 10 "See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. NIV 10 "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. ESV 12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? NIV 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 ? ESV 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. NIV 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. ESV 14 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. NIV 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. ESV 15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. NIV 15 "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. ESV 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. NIV 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.' ESV 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. NIV 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. ESV 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. NIV 18 "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. ESV 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. NIV 19 "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. ESV 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." NIV 20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." ESV 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" NIV 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" ESV 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. NIV 22 Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. ESV 23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. NIV 23 "Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. ESV 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. NIV 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. ESV 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. NIV 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. ESV 26 So the servantfell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' NIV 26 "The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me,' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' ESV 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. NIV 27 The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. ESV 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.' NIV 28 "But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. ESV 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' NIV 29 "His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.' ESV 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. NIV 30 "But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. ESV 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. NIV 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. ESV 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. NIV 32 "Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. ESV 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' NIV 33 Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?' ESV 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,until he should pay all his debt. NIV 34 In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. ESV 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart." NIV 35 "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."