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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Bradford Hammond's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 19 on 8/25/2015, 4:37pm...
Excellent verse for healing touch and agree for it.The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for already.Thank you JESUS.
Stevie Marshall's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 20 on 8/24/2015, 2:57pm...
where 2 or three are gathered...hmmmm. This is interesting because we don't need anyone else for us to be in the spirit. We can commune with God all by ourselves. I take this as the two being gathered being God and I and if anyone else wishes to join in the acknowledgement and praise of God, God will welcome them as well. God is always everywhere in his own name and as long as I even if I'm by myself am gathered in God's name, he will be there in the midst with me.
Emmanuel's Matthew Chapter 18 comment on 8/14/2015, 11:26pm...
I learned that it is not enough to just say I forgive you. It has to be from the heart. People can say "I forgive you" but their heart is saying something else. The Lord demands it has to be from the heart. Thank You Lord, help me!
Corey arnold's Matthew Chapter 18 comment on 7/16/2015, 10:04pm...
Matthew 18 a very powerful chapter that speakes on many things teaching us how to humble ourselves and to cast away from us the offences we may have so that we could hear Him say well done my tried and tested servant, not depart from me you worker of iniquity I knew you not and also teaching us that our Father is watching us along with the angels how we treat one another holding grudges not forgiving then we turn around and ask the Lord to forgive us. I have come to realize that we cant get anywhere being at war with each other but if we come together in the name of the Lord He shall be in the midst of us. " Thats the key unity " Be Blessed!
Jim's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 20 on 6/29/2015, 3:16pm...
Why does Man always try to use their imagination to try to interprit what is there plain for us to read already,read it again,,,do not add to or take away so sayeth the lord.
Neba Kingsley's Matthew Chapter 18 comment on 6/28/2015, 4:58am...
God is mercyful to all.To err is human and to forgive is Divine.Learn to forgive.
Cylus Khayumbi's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 6 on 6/23/2015, 11:01pm...
There are some people, especielly christians, who mock, frustrate and do anything possible to get young believer off their faith in Christ Jesus. These are the people the verse is warning against such.
Lin's Matthew Chapter 18 comment about verse 15 on 6/07/2015, 6:00pm...
I do not believe in telling a person each offense they do against me. A so called friend insulted me over again. When I offend someone the Holy Spirit will gently correct me. I will then go to the person forgive me. I do not say if I offended you. I have been rejected all my life and spoke rudely to. This person was called by my daughter to see if she would go to the Doctor with me. She told my daughter I should ask her I do not ask because I 'm prideful. She called me later and I told her I 'm not full of pride. Unlike you jealousy.greed, covet,and unknindness. She began to scream at me she said I asked you did Ido anything to and you said no. You lied to me. I said you speak in tongue and you stay in prayer all time . I was aformer catholic this church I use to attend the people are insulting with their speech. I have had 6 strokes and they are partly the blame for a nervous break down. I will go back to the catholic church. Father told this would happen. God bless you.
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