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

  • 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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