Matthew 18
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CHAPTER 18
1In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said, Who, guessest thou, is [the] greater in the kingdom of heavens?
2And Jesus called a little child, and put him in the middle [or in the midst] of them;
3and said, I say truth to you [or Truly I say to you], but ye be turned, and [be] made as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heavens.
4Therefore whoever meeketh him-[self] as this little child, he is greater in the kingdom of heavens.
5And he that receiveth one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
6But whoso causeth to stumble one of these small [or these little], that believe in me, it speedeth to him, that a millstone of asses be hanged in his neck, and he be drenched or drowned in the deepness of the sea.
7Woe to the world, for causes of stumbling; for it is needed, that causes of stumbling come; nevertheless woe to that man by whom a cause of stumbling cometh.
8And if thine hand or thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it away from thee. It is better to thee to enter [in] to life feeble, either crooked, than having twain hands or two feet to be sent into everlasting fire.
9And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, pull it out, and cast it away from thee. It is better to thee, with one eye to enter into life, than having twain eyes to be sent into the fire of hell [or into hellfire].
10See ye, that ye despise not one of these little. For I say to you [or Truly I say to you], that the angels of them in heavens see evermore the face of my Father that is in heavens.
11For man’s Son came to save that thing that perished.
12What seemeth to you? If there were to a man an hundred sheep, and one of them hath erred, whether he shall not leave ninety and nine in desert [or in the hills], and shall go to seek that that erred?
13And if it fall that he find it, truly I say to you, that he shall have joy thereof [or for he shall joy thereon], more than on ninety and nine that erred not.
14So it is not the will of your Father that is in heavens [or in heaven], that one of these little perish.
15But if thy brother sinneth against thee, go thou, and reprove him, betwixt thee and him alone; if he heareth thee, thou hast won thy brother.
16And if he heareth thee not, take with thee one or twain that every word stand in the mouth of twain or three witnesses.
17And if he heareth not them, say thou to the church. But if he heareth not the church, be he as a heathen and a publican to thee.
18I say to you truly, whatever things ye bind on earth, those shall be bound also in heaven; and whatever things ye unbind on earth, those shall be unbound also in heaven.
19Again I say to you, that if twain of you consent on earth, of everything whatever they ask, it shall be done to them of my Father that is in heavens.
20For where twain or three be gathered in my name, there I am in the middle of them. [For where two or three be gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.]
21Then Peter came to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I shall forgive him? Whether till seven times?
22Jesus saith to him, I say not to thee, till seven times; but till [or to] seventy times seven times.
23Therefore the kingdom of heavens is likened to a king that would reckon with his servants.
24And when he began to reckon, one that owed to him ten thousand talents [or bezants], was brought to him.
25And when he had not whereof to yield, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all things that he had, and to be paid.
26But that servant felled down, and prayed him, and said, have patience in me, and I shall yield to thee all things.
27And the lord had mercy on that servant, and suffered him to go [or delivered him], and forgave him the debt.
28But that servant went out, and found one of his even-servants, that owed him an hundred pence; and he held him, and strangled him, and said, Yield that that thou owest.
29And his even-servant fell down, and prayed him, and said, have patience in me, and I shall requite all things to thee.
30But he would not; but went out, and put [or sent] him into prison, till he paid all the debt.
31And his even-servants, seeing the things that were done, sorrowed greatly. And they came, and told to their lord all the things that were done.
32Then his lord called him, and said to him, Wicked servant, I forgave to thee all the debt, for thou prayedest me.
33Therefore whether it behooved not also thee to have mercy on thine even-servant, as I had mercy on thee?
34And his lord was wroth, and took him to tormentors, till he paid all the debt.
35So my Father of heaven shall do to you, if ye forgive not every man to his brother, of your hearts.

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