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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Cris's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 4/02/2014, 8:32am...
Some people sin against me more than once. they even broke my spirit how. can i forgive them seventy times without getting hurt?
OGBORIDE OKE's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 35 on 3/25/2014, 1:20am...
That means we cant receive His blessings until we 4give others who wronged us. we may pay all d tithe offerings fast den pray but nothing will ever move God until we 4give our feow human here on earth. which means at the end no HEAVEN after all the time spent praying going to church just bcuz of unforgiven heart. MAY GOD HELP US IN JESUS NAME.
Lisa matheney's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 20 on 3/24/2014, 6:07pm...
this verse is about church discipline.careful not to take Scripture out of context.
Beryl's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 18 on 3/03/2014, 2:43pm...
We have the power to change things to be how we want them to be and also we have the power to let things fall apart
EARRAK COTTON's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 21 on 2/19/2014, 12:13pm...
IT S GREAT KNOWING WHAT JESUS WOULD DO AND THAT EVERYTIME FORGIVNESS IS NEEDED IT SHOULD BE GIVEN CONSIDERING OURSELVES
Josefa's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 6 on 2/19/2014, 2:46am...
Born again Christians to live a holy life so that those wanting to change should learn from them and these can only be done if we ar filled with the Holy Spirit.
Faithfull's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 3 on 2/14/2014, 2:47pm...
Matthew 18 3 And said Verily I say unto you Except ye be converted and become as little children ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven Converted here is referring to a transformation in which a man sincerely repents his sins unto the son of God Jesus the Christ Then is forgiven them as Jesus washes his sins away in his own blood Jesus shed on Calvary In doing so the sin no longer darkens the mans heart he than can become obedient and moldable such as a little child who does not oppose his Father but wishes to please him any way he can And unless you in this like manner become like little children you shall not enter into the kingdom of God
Toni's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 3 on 2/14/2014, 6:42am...
In order to be converted we must first repent Repentance means throwing ourselves on the mercy seat of God and confessing our sins before Jesus and asking Him to forgive us of all our sins Then can we be converted this is not of our own doing We can not change or turn back to God on our own God s Word through Jesus must prick our hearts and convict us in such a way that we no longer want to wallow and live in sin The only way we can become holy and godly is by God shedding the Holy Ghost on us He then teaches us admonishes us and comforts our hearts and spread God s love in our hearts And that s when we can become lowly and meek as good little children Repentance leads to conversion which leads to humbling ourselves as little children so we can enter the Kingdom of Heaven
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