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

  • Matt
    Yes, when someone comes to you and sincerely asks you to forgive them, you forgive them. Otherwise, He will not forgive you when you sin/ trespass against Him. If they don't come to you, you should forgive them in your heart so it doesn't wear on you. You don't have to go around them, necessarily, but forgive them to show you are spiritually mature/ complete.
  • Gee Law
    Vs.18-35: God wants us to forgive all that offend us. If Christ could pay the supreme price for our sins by dying on the cross, He wants us, likewise to forgive all men-70×7 times. Wao! Our God is sp loving and compassionate! If only we as humans cpuld follow God's word on daily nasis, we shall bw living in Heaven here on Earth. God bless is all that are obedient to this command. Amen.
  • Othelia morrison
    I just ❤God's Holy Precious Word. The more I read , the more I study the more I fall in ❤ with the Father, Son,
  • Donna
    He doesn't tell us to act like a child, He says to become as a child. When you think about it, unless a child is neglected, a child trusts that his needs will be met, without having to ask the parents daily to provide. In trusting Jesus, we must do the same, fully trusting His righteousness and His sacrifice on the cross, and not our own works. I hope this helps!
  • MockingBird
    A child is so trusting : not afraid !! Converted is a turning from to a turning to . The Grace of God is the efficient cause, human agency the responding effect . The grace of God is Truly Amazing !!
  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.

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