Matthew 18:16

“But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But if he does not listen {to you,} take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if he hear `thee' not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if he will not give ear to you, take with you one or two more, that by the lips of two or three witnesses every word may be made certain.
- Basic English Bible

But if he do not hear [thee], take with thee one or two besides, that every matter may stand upon the word of two witnesses or of three.
- Darby Bible

But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
- Webster's Bible

But if he will not listen to you, go again, and ask one or two to go with you, that every word spoken may be attested by two or three witnesses.
- Weymouth Bible

But if he doesn't listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
- World English Bible

And if he herith thee not, take with thee oon or tweyne, that euery word stonde in the mouth of tweyne or thre witnessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if he may not hear, take with thee yet one or two, that by the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may stand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:16


Mt 18:16 Take with thee one or two more. If the private interview is of no avail, take other brethren as witnesses and intercessors. These witnesses, hearing the matter talked over, can report the facts.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Irene
    I like what Mockingbird said; everytime i read this - i am reminded how our mouths can run wild and hurt or just be mis-understood. I had this experience of a 'loose' mouth just recently, but it was 'just' a mis-understanding; my Sis. in the Lord and I got it cleared up though.
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord
  • Chukwuemeka
    Jesus is still in the business of finding lost souls and very soon no body would put up an excuse that nobody came looking for him when he was lost.so let the lost believe in his rescue business and make Jesus smile.
  • Jonathan McDade
    Praise the Lord for taking care of us and giving us love and mercy. It's only through his mercy that we are reunited with him, when you are lost in sin how sweet it is to be back in the arms of the Father. Amen
  • MockingBird
    The guy that had his dad as a minister for 60 yrs. Thanks for your comment : This opened my eyes : Yes , I see that he came to bring back to man what was lost in Adam in the garden : A relationship and fellowship with the Father God. Praise God !!! He restored !
  • MockingBird
    I believe that this passage is also talking about forgiveness and un forgiveness and I believe that this passage is also talking about what I say : I can have what I say : If I talk doubt and unbelief all day every day : that is what I get : Talk fear : That fear will come upon me : Talk Faith and Blessing all day everyday , not only on me but on all and everyone that I talk about. I will have to give an account of all that I speak on the day I stand before Jesus Christ . As well as every one else. No one will be left out on that day !!

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