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Matthew 18 : 12 - 35

Chapter 18

12"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
13And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
15"Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
16But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that "by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.'
17And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
18"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
20For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."
21Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"
22Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
23Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
24And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
25But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.
26The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, "Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
27Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28"But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, "Pay me what you owe!'
29So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, "Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
30And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
31So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.
32Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, "You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
33Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?'
34And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
35"So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."

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