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Matthew 18:35

“So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So likewise shall my heauenly Father doe also vnto you, if yee from your hearts forgiue not euery one his brother their trespasses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So will my Father in heaven do to you, if you do not everyone, from your hearts, give forgiveness to his brother.
- Basic English Bible

Thus also my heavenly Father shall do to you if ye forgive not from your hearts every one his brother.
- Darby Bible

So likewise shall my heavenly Father do to you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
- Webster's Bible

In the same way my Heavenly Father will deal with you, if you do not all of you forgive one another from your hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don't each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds."
- World English Bible

So my fadir of heuene schal do to you, if ye foryyuen not euery man to his brother, of youre hertes.
- Wycliffe Bible

so also my heavenly Father will do to you, if ye may not forgive each one his brother from your hearts their trespasses.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:35

Mt 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, etc. Observe Christ says, "My heavenly Father", not "your". God will not be their heavenly Father unless they emulate his spirit of mercy, and are as ready to forgive others their trespasses as he is to forgive their own. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Mt 5:7). "As ye mete to others it shall be measured to you" (Mt 7:2). "Forgive us our trespasses even as we forgive those who trespass against us "(Mt 6:12). "Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap" (Ga 6:7). If we are hard and unforgiving to our fellow-men, we can never expect our heavenly Father to overlook our own sins. It is a vital doctrine that we, by our own mind towards others, determine what shall be the mind of God towards us.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Abram Rantao for verse 11
    Methink that the verse should be put back in the Bible, because it clearly states the Lord has come to restore "THAT" humanity's relationship with Jehovah God was lost
  • PAUL JUTTA NKANSAH for verse 18
    This is powerful and very encouraging and it motivates me a lot .
  • Bradford Hammond for verse 19
    Excellent verse for healing touch and agree for it.The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for already.Thank you JESUS.
  • Stevie Marshall for verse 20
    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
    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
    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!

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