Luke 17:3-4

3 So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister[a] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.
4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

Luke 17:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
ESV
3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,
NLT
3 So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive.
MSG
3 "Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him.
CSB
3 Be on your guard. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

Luke 17:3-4 In-Context

1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.
2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.
3 So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sistersins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.
4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 18:15
  • 2. Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
  • 3. Matthew 18:21,22

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.
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