Matthew 18:18

Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerily I say vnto you, Whatsoeuer ye shall binde on earth, shall bee bound in heauen: and whatsoeuer yee shall loose on earth, shall bee loosed in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and what things soever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, Whatever things are fixed by you on earth will be fixed in heaven: and whatever you make free on earth will be made free in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Verily I say to you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on the earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever ye shall loose on the earth shall be loosed in heaven.
- Darby Bible

Verily I say to you, Whatever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatever ye shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly tell you that whatever you as a Church bind on earth will in Heaven be held as bound, and whatever you loose on earth will in Heaven be held to be loosed.
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, whatever things you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever things you release on earth will have been released in heaven.
- World English Bible

Y seie to you treuli, what euer thingis ye bynden on erthe, tho schulen be boundun also in heuene; and what euer thingis ye vnbynden on erthe, tho schulen be vnboundun also in heuene.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Verily I say to you, Whatever things ye may bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever things ye may loose on the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:18


18:18 Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth - By excommunication, pronounced in the spirit and power of Christ. Whatsoever ye shall loose - By absolution from that sentence. In the primitive Church, absolution meant no more than a discharge from Church censure. Again I say - And not only your intercession for the penitent, but all your united prayers, shall be heard. How great then is the power of joint prayer! If two of you - Suppose a man and his wife. #Matt 16:19|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:18


Mt 18:18 Whatsoever ye shall bind. What was said to Peter (Mt 16:19) is addressed to all the apostles. It is spoken to all a second time (Joh 20:23). All had the keys as well as Peter. The apostles were, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, to establish the rules of the church discipline, as well as to announce the conditions of salvation by the gospel. These rules and conditions, found in Acts and the Epistles, bind and loose men. As they were to speak and write as moved by the Holy Spirit, what they announced would be ratified in heaven.

Discussion for Matthew 18:18

  • PAUL JUTTA NKANSAH for verse 18
    This is powerful and very encouraging and it motivates me a lot .
  • Patti Day for verse 18
    The words in the original King James Bible 1611 are very different in meaning from the words in the New American Standard Revised 1995 , regarding binding and loosing. The KJB says, "Whatever is bound on earth shall be bound in heaven ", whereas the NASR says, "Whatever shall be bound on earth, shall have been bound in heaven ". The first says a pastor in good faith can bind or loose on earth and heaven will hold it to be so, while the NASR says a pastor in good faith can only have bound or loosed something that was already held to be so in heaven. How is one to understand this? The words of the King James Bible contradict the words of the NASR.
  • MockingBird for verse 18
    Whatever I want Good or Bad I will get. By thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. When I speak contrary to the Word of God mine angel will bow his head and get out of the way and let the evil I spoke come to pass. This is a powerfull verse and not to be taken lightly !!!!
  • Brother Daniel for verse 18
    Mattew 18 18 20 This verse is more than powerful. This verse brings the attention of believers of what their joint prayers can do! The vrs 20 means either two saints or even two sinners with repented mind coming together to call upon the name of the most high will bind the activities of satan and looses the bondage from the enemy.
  • Ernest opoku for verse 18
    i like the wards that come out from our lord jesus bcos God has grant as life and strength protection thank be glory who give the victory.let me here u thank u.this vers also giving as assurance to us.good dey byee
  • We have the power to change things to be how we want them to be and also we have the power to let things fall apart