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

  • 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!
  • Vera
    Being converted is to surrender your will over to God. When we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as are Saviour we become knew into his kingdom. We must be taught the word of God. As we teach our children to listen and try to do what is right is the same way a new christian us taught. We must humble ourselves unto God and he will lead us, teach us, show us, and love us.
  • 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 !!
  • Dianne
    The message is critical . I prefer the KJV so why is there a change from "unless you are born again " to "unless you are converted". This specific terminology was even clarified by Christ to Nicodemus. Being born again was used specifacally for a reason, important enough that Christ used that terminology to clarify how absolutely lifechanging a new life in a spiritual manner in Christ must be. If Christ himself used that terminology with His explanation following it- why was it spliced out? Converted implies a change in religion or a belief a change we make,being born again stresses the miraculous new life that we receive when we accept Christ in which He dwells in us and change us .
  • 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.
  • Wayne
    Jesus says, v. 3 except you b converted and become as little a child, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven. There is no merit in just acting like a child.

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