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

  • Arley3
    Matthew 18:15 doesn't say anything about whether you have forgiven the trespass or not, nor does it say anything about whether or not the brother has repented of the trespass. It doesn't say if thy brother has ought against you. It says, "if thy brother shall trespass against thee... ". Talk things out. Make peace with your brother. Don't look for excuses.
  • BSP
    Jesus came to save the lost ones. We are grateful for the ransom of Jesus because without this ransom we would still be lost and with no chance of survival.
  • ADAM Ulysses Shuler
    I BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GOD IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND AS MY SAVOIR.
  • Felix Katue
    this was so much encouraging me
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Like the lord in verse 27, Jesus is willing to forgive all our sins so we can be blameless when we appear before Him at His Judgement Seat. We should also adopt the same posture of forgiving all those who trespass against us, countless times.
  • 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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