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Matthew 18

LEB 1 At that time the disciples came up to Jesus, saying, "Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" NIV 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” LEB 2 And calling a child [to himself], he had him stand in their midst NIV 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. LEB 3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become like young children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven! NIV 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. LEB 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself like this child, this person is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, NIV 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. LEB 5 and whoever welcomes one child such as this in my name welcomes me. NIV 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. LEB 6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him that {a large millstone} be hung on his neck and he be drowned in the depths of the sea. NIV 6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. LEB 7 Woe to the world because of causes for stumbling, for [it is] a necessity [that] causes for stumbling come; nevertheless, woe to the person through whom the cause for stumbling comes. 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! LEB 8 And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw [it] from you! It is better for you to enter into life crippled or lame than, having two hands or two feet, to be thrown into the eternal fire! NIV 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. LEB 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw [it] from you! It is better for you to enter into life one-eyed than, having two eyes, to be thrown into fiery hell! NIV 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. LEB 10 "See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven constantly see the face of my Father [who is] in heaven. NIV 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. LEB 12 What do you think? If {a certain man has} a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go [and] look for the one that wandered away? 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? LEB 13 And if he happens to find it, truly I say to you that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not wander away. NIV 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. LEB 14 In the [same] way it is not the will {of} your Father [who is] in heaven that one of these little ones perish. NIV 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. LEB 15 "Now if your brother sins against you, go correct him between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. NIV 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. LEB 16 But if he does not listen, take with you in addition one or two [others], so that by {the testimony} of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. NIV 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.’ LEB 17 And if he refuses to listen to them, tell [it] to the church. But if he refuses to listen to the church also, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. NIV 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. LEB 18 "Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will be released in heaven. NIV 18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will bebound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will beloosed in heaven. LEB 19 Again, truly I say to you that if two of you agree on earth about any matter that they ask, it will be done for them from my Father [who is] in heaven. NIV 19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. LEB 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them." NIV 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” LEB 21 Then Peter came up to him [and] said, "Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him? Up to seven times?" NIV 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” LEB 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven! NIV 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. LEB 23 "For this [reason] the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man--a king--who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves. NIV 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. LEB 24 And [when] he began to settle [them], someone was brought to him who owed ten thousand talents. NIV 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of goldwas brought to him. LEB 25 And [because] he did not have [enough] to repay [it], the master ordered him to be sold, and his wife and his children and everything that he had, and to be repaid. 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. LEB 26 Then the slave threw himself to the ground [and] began to do obeisance to him, saying, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay back everything to you!' NIV 26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ LEB 27 So the master of that slave, [because he] had compassion, released him and forgave him the loan. NIV 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. LEB 28 But that slave went out [and] found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii, and taking hold of him, he began to choke [him], saying, 'Pay back everything that you owe!' NIV 28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. LEB 29 Then his fellow slave threw himself to the ground [and] began to implore him, saying, 'Be patient with me and I will repay you!' NIV 29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’ LEB 30 But he did not want to, but rather he went [and] threw him into prison until he would repay what was owed. NIV 30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. LEB 31 So [when] his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were extremely distressed, and went [and] reported to their master everything that had happened. NIV 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened. LEB 32 Then his master summoned him [and] said to him, 'Wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you implored 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. LEB 33 Should you not also have shown mercy to your fellow slave as I also showed mercy to you?' NIV 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ LEB 34 And [because he] was angry, his master handed him over to the merciless jailers until he would repay everything that was owed. NIV 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. LEB 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from your hearts!" NIV 35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

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