Matthew 18:1 – IN that hour the disciples came near to Jeshu, saying,
Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven ?
Matthew 18:2 – And Jeshu called a child, and made him stand in the midst of them,
Matthew 18:3 – and said,
Amen I say to you, unless you be converted and become as children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4 – Whosoever therefore humbleth himself as this child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:5 – And whosoever shall receive [such] as [are] like this child in my name, he receiveth me.
Matthew 18:6 – And every one that shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, to him it had been better that the mill-stone of an ass
[That is, the stone of a mill worked by an ass or mule.] were hung to his neck, and himself plunged into the depths of the sea.
Matthew 18:7 – Woe to the world from causes of offence !
for it is unavoidable that causes of offence will come;
Matthew 18:8 – but woe to the man by whom [By whose hand.] the causes of offence shall come!
If, then, thine hand or thy foot shall be a cause of offence to thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee;
for it is good for thee that thou enter into life [Lives.] lame or mutilated;
and not that, having two hands or two feet, thou fall into the fire of eternity.
Matthew 18:9 – And if thine eye be a cause of offence to thee, dig it out, and cast it from thee;
good (it is) for thee that with one eye thou enter into life; [Lives.]
and not that, having two eyes, thou fall into the gihâna of fire.
Matthew 18:10 – See that you contemn not one of these little ones:
for I say unto you that their angels in all time are beholding the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 18:11 – For the Son of man is come to save that which had perished.
Matthew 18:12 – How doth it appear to you ?
if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them shall wander from them, doth he not leave the ninety and nine on the mountain, and, going, seek that which had wandered ?
Matthew 18:13 – And if he shall find it, assuredly I tell you that he rejoiceth in it more than (in) the ninety and nine which wandered not.
Matthew 18:14 – So it is not good [Ad lit., ” The will.”] before your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Matthew 18:15 – NOW if thy brother offend against thee, go, and argue (the matter) between thyself and him alone;
and if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Matthew 18:16 – But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two, that upon the mouth of two or three witnesses may be established every word.
Matthew 18:17 – And if, also, he will not hear them, tell the community;
but if he will neither hear the community, let him be to thee as a publican and as a heathen.
Matthew 18:18 – And, Amen I say unto you, that whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 18:19 – Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent on earth concerning every thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 18:21 – Then Kipha came near to him, and said to him,
My Lord, how many times, if my brother offend me, shall I forgive him;
until seven times?
Matthew 18:22 – Jeshu said to him, I say not to thee, Until seven, but, Until seventy times seven and seven.
[Septuaginta vices septem, et septem vices: vel septuagies septies et septies; id est, quatuordecim vicibus septuagies. Vide TREMELLIUM, in loc.]
Matthew 18:23 – THEREFORE is the kingdom of the heavens likened to a royal person [A man a king.] who would take the account from his servants.
Matthew 18:24 – And when he began to receive, they brought to him one who owed a myriad talents.
Matthew 18:25 – And when he had nothing to pay, his lord commanded that they should sell (both) himself, his wife, and his children, and all that he had, and to pay.
Matthew 18:26 – And that servant fell and worshipped him, saying,
My lord, be patient of spirit toward me, and all things I (will) pay thee.
Matthew 18:27 – And the lord of that servant had mercy, and absolved him, and forgave him his debt.
Matthew 18:28 – Then went forth that servant, and found one of his fellows who owed him a hundred pence;
and he seized him, strangling, and saying to him,
Give me what thou owest to me.
Matthew 18:29 – His fellow-servant fell at his feet, beseeching him, and saying,
Be patient of spirit towards me, and I (will) pay thee.
Matthew 18:30 – But he would not, but went and threw him into the house of the chained until he should have rendered him what he owed him.
Matthew 18:31 – When their fellow-servants saw what was done, they were greatly grieved, and went and declared to their lord all that was done.
Matthew 18:32 – Then his lord summoned him and said to him,
Evil servant !
all that debt did I forgive thee, because thou didst entreat me.
Matthew 18:33 – Oughtest thou not to have been as gracious to thy fellow-servant as I was gracious unto thee?
Matthew 18:34 – And his lord was indignant, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should have paid all whatsoever he owed to him.
Matthew 18:35 – Thus will your heavenly Father deal with you unless you forgive each his brother from your heart his trespasses.