Matthew Chapter 18 (1611 Bible)
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At the same time came the Disciples vnto Iesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the Kingdome of heauen?
And Iesus called a little child vnto him, and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Uerily I say vnto you, Except yee be conuerted, and become as little children, yee shall not enter into the kingdome of heauen.
Whosoeuer therefore shall humble himselfe as this little childe, the same is greatest in the Kingdome of heauen.
And who so shall receiue one such little child in my name, receiueth me.
But who so shall offend one of these little ones which beleeue in me, it were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his necke, and that hee were drowned in the depth of the Sea.
¶ Woe vnto the world because of offences: for it must needs be that offences come: but wo to that man by whom the offence commeth.
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foote offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather then hauing two hands or two feete, to be cast into euerlasting fire.
And if thine eie offend thee, plucke it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eie, rather then hauing two eies, to be cast into hell fire.
Take heed that yee despise not one of these little ones: for I say vnto you, that in heauen their Angels do alwaies behold the face of my father which is in heauen.
For the sonne of man is come to saue that which was lost.
How thinke yee? if a man haue an hundred sheepe, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leaue the ninetie and nine, and goeth into the mountaines, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
And if so be that he find it, Uerily I say vnto you, hee reioyceth more of that sheepe, then of the ninetie and nine which went not astray.
Euen so, it is not the will of your father which is in heauen, that one of these little ones should perish.
¶ Moreouer, if thy brother shall trespasse against thee, goe and tell him his fault betweene thee and him alone: if he shall heare thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
But if he will not heare thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, euery word may be established.
And if hee shall neglect to heare them, tell it vnto the Church: But if he neglect to heare the Church, let him be vnto thee as an heathen man, and a Publicane.
Uerily I say vnto you, Whatsoeuer ye shall binde on earth, shall bee bound in heauen: and whatsoeuer yee shall loose on earth, shall bee loosed in heauen.
Againe I say vnto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall aske, it shall bee done for them of my father which is in heauen.
For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.
¶ Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sinne against mee, and I forgiue him? till seuen times?
Iesus saith vnto him, I say not vnto thee, Untill seuen times: but, Untill seuentie times seuen.
¶ Therefore is the kingdome of heauen likened vnto a certaine king, which would take accompt of his seruants.
And when hee had begun to reckon, one was brought vnto him which ought him ten thousand talents.
But forasmuch as hee had not to pay, his lord commanded him to bee sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
The seruant therfore fell downe, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, haue patience with mee, and I will pay thee all.
Then the Lord of that seruant was moued with compassion, and loosed him, and forgaue him the debt.
But the same seruant went out, and found one of his fellow-seruants, which ought him an hundred pence: and hee layd handes on him, and tooke him by the throte, saying, Pay mee that thou owest.
And his fellow seruant fell downe at his feete, and besought him, saying, Haue patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till hee should pay the debt.
So when his fellow-seruants saw what was done, they were very sorie, and came, and told vnto their lord all that was done.
Then his lord, after that hee had called him, said vnto him, O thou wicked seruant, I forgaue thee all that debt because thou desiredst me:
Shouldest not thou also haue had compassion on thy fellow-seruant, euen as I had pitie on thee?
And his lord was wroth, and deliuered him to the tormentors, till hee should pay all that was due vnto him.
So likewise shall my heauenly Father doe also vnto you, if yee from your hearts forgiue not euery one his brother their trespasses.
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Dharam's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 11 on 8/14/2014, 7:56am...
Thank God for the shed blood of Jesus. Now we have been reconciled to the Father by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
Blessed's Matthew Chapter 18 comment on 8/14/2014, 7:13am...
verse 15,16,17 explain the way we should forgive our brethren. go to him and if he hears you YOU have gain a brother if he don 't hear you take witnesses with you don 't go alone the second time if he still don 't want to repent take him before the church and if he refuse to hear the church consider him a heathen and a publican BEWARE THOSE WHO OFFEND A CHILD OF GOD. I don 't mind repenting because I know that it is a part of growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST
MockingBird's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 11 on 8/14/2014, 4:40am...
Jesus is the Son of man and the Son of God. He was and is 100 man and 100 Deity . He came to save that which was lost Linda I believe your right Adam allowed Satan to steal , kill and destroy the kingdom of God here on and in earth I had not seen that before Thanks for your comment !! I also was once lost in sin but Jesus took me in. Praise God for His Amazing Grace !!
Olabode's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 11 on 8/14/2014, 2:50am...
God sent Jesus Christ not to come and condemn the world, but the world through him might be saved. He came purposely for the sinners to be saved but not for the righteous people .He gave different illustrations, for example the story of prodigal son, the story of lost sheep etc. He also went further by saying any sinner who repented of his sin here on earth, the heaven rejoices with him.
Moses Njenga's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 11 on 8/14/2014, 2:48am...
HIS name is JESUS YASHUA JEHOVAH IS SAVATION. HE came to set captives free and to destroy the work of the devil.
Blessed's Matthew Chapter 18 comment on 8/13/2014, 10:06am...
if you are carnal forgiveness is hard. The GODLY WAY OF FORGIVENESS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THE CARNAL MAN CONCEIVE. You have those who do all kinds of rituals to be forgiven. Believing that the rituals will cleanse. Then the ones who are asked to forgive someone and don 't. The ones who forgive and believe they have to stay in that situation. well if you stay in that situation and be abused over and over you haven 't really forgiven you are an enabler. You don 't want him or her to grow and you won 't. GOD 'S FORGIVENESS COMES FROM GOD. THE HOLY GHOST TEACHES US ALL THINGS OF GOD. THE HOLY GHOST SAYS LOVE PEACE JOY LONGSUFFERING FAITH HOPE MEEKNESS TEMPERANCE. WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT LONGSUFFERING WITHOUT THE REST OF THE FRUIT. YOU ARE NOT LONGSUFFERING FOR JESUS IF YOU DON 'T HAVE THE LOVE THE PEACE,FAITH HOPE ALL THE FRUIT LEADS TO A CHANGE IN THE SITUATION THEN IT BECOMES A TESTIMONY TO THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST CHRIST DELIVERS
MockingBird's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 18 on 8/13/2014, 8:28am...
Whatever I want Good or Bad I will get. By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. When I speak contrary to the Word of God mine angel will bow his head and get out of the way and let the evil I spoke come to pass. This is a powerfull verse and not to be taken lightly !!!!
MEEKY THEMBA's Matthew Chapter 18 comment on 8/13/2014, 1:10am...
what a powerful verse
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