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Matthew 18:6

Overview - Matthew 18
Christ warns his disciples to be humble and harmless,
to avoid offences,
10 and not to despise the little ones;
15 teaches how we are to deal with our brethren when they offend us,
21 and how oft to forgive them;
23 which he sets forth by a parable of the king that took account of his servants,
32 and punished him who shewed no mercy to his fellow.
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Matthew 18:6  (King James Version)
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
 


offend
Psalms 105:15 ; Zechariah 2:8 ; Mark 9:42 ; Luke 17:1 Luke 17:2 ; Acts 9:5 ; Romans 14:13-15 Romans 14:21
Romans 15:1-3 ; 1 Corinthians 8:9-13 ; 1 Corinthians 10:32 1 Corinthians 10:33 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9

little
Matthew 18:10 Matthew 18:14 ; Zechariah 13:7 ; Luke 17:2

that a
This mode of punishment appears to have obtained in Syria as well as in Greece, especially in cases of parricide. That it was customary in Greece we learn from Suidas, in [hyperbolon lithon,] and the scholiast on the Equites of Aristophanes: [Hotan
gar katara tinos baros apo ton trachelos kremannumi .] "When a person was drowned, they hung a weight about his neck."

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