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Passage Lookup: Matthew 18

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Matthew 18:1
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(a)At that [a]time the disciples came to Jesus and said, "(b)Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
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Matthew 18:2
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And He called a child to Himself and set him [b]before them,
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Matthew 18:3
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and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you [c]are converted and (c)become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
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Matthew 18:4
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Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:5
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And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
Matthew 18:6
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but (d)whoever (e)causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it [d]would be better for him to have a [e]heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
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Matthew 18:7
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"Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For (f)it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!
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Matthew 18:8
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"(g)If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than [f]to have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire.
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Matthew 18:9
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(h)If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than [g]to have two eyes and be cast into the [h](i)fiery hell.
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Matthew 18:10
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"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that (j)their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
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Matthew 18:11
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[ [i](k)For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. ]
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Matthew 18:12
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"What do you think? (l)If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
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Matthew 18:13
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If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
Matthew 18:14
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So it is not the will [j]of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
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Matthew 18:15
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"(m)If your brother sins[k], go and [l]show him his fault [m]in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
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Matthew 18:16
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But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that (n) by the mouth of two or three witnesses every [n] fact may be confirmed .
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Matthew 18:17
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If he refuses to listen to them, (o)tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, (p)let him be to you as [o]a Gentile and [p]a tax collector.
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Matthew 18:18
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Truly I say to you, (q)whatever you [q]bind on earth [r]shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you [s]loose on earth [t]shall have been loosed in heaven.
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Matthew 18:19
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"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, (r)it shall be done for them [u]by My Father who is in heaven.
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Matthew 18:20
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For where two or three have gathered together in My name, (s)I am there in their midst."
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Matthew 18:21
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Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, (t)how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to (u)seven times?"
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Matthew 18:22
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Jesus *said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to (v)seventy times seven.
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Matthew 18:23
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"For this reason (w)the kingdom of heaven [v]may be compared to a king who wished to (x)settle accounts with his slaves.
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Matthew 18:24
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When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him [w]ten thousand talents was brought to him.
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Matthew 18:25
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But since he [x](y)did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him (z)to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.
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Matthew 18:26
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So the slave fell to the ground and (aa)prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.'
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Matthew 18:27
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And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and (ab)forgave him the [y]debt.
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Matthew 18:28
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But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred [z]denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe.'
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Matthew 18:29
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So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.'
Matthew 18:30
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But he was unwilling [aa]and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.
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Matthew 18:31
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So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.
Matthew 18:32
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Then summoning him, his lord *said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
Matthew 18:33
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(ac)Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?'
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Matthew 18:34
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And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.
Matthew 18:35
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(ad)My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from [ab]your heart."
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