Matthew Chapter 18
1 At the same time came the disciples unto JesussayingWho isthe greatest in the kingdom of heaven
2 And Jesus called a little child unto himand set him in themidst of them
3 And saidVerily I say unto youExcept ye be convertedandbecome as little childrenye shall not enter into the kingdomof heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little childthe same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my namereceiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believein meit were better for him that a millstone were hangedabout his neckand that he were drowned in the depth of thesea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offencesfor it must needs bethat offences comebut woe to that man by whom the offencecometh
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend theecut them off and cast them from theeit is better for thee to enter intolife halt or maimedrather than having two hands or two feetto be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend theepluck it outand cast it fromtheeit is better for thee to enter into life with one eyerather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little onesfor Isay unto youThat in heaven their angels do always behold theface of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think yeif a man have an hundred sheepand one of thembe gone astraydoth he not leave the ninety and nineandgoeth into the mountainsand seeketh that which is goneastray
13 And if so be that he find itverily I say unto youherejoiceth more of that sheepthan of the ninety and ninewhich went not astray.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against theego andtell him his fault between thee and him aloneif he shallhear theethou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear theethen take with thee one or twomorethat in the mouth of two or three witnesses every wordmay be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear themtell it unto the churchbut if he neglect to hear the churchlet him be unto thee asan heathen man and a publican.
18 Verily I say unto youWhatsoever ye shall bind on earth shallbe bound in heavenand whatsoever ye shall loose on earthshall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto youThat if two of you shall agree on earthas touching any thing that they shall askit shall be donefor them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my nametheream I in the midst of them.
21 Then came Peter to himand saidLordhow oft shall mybrother sin against meand I forgive himtill seven times
22 Jesus saith unto himI say not unto theeUntil seven timesbutUntil seventy times seven.
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certainkingwhich would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckonone was brought unto himwhich owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to payhis lord commanded him tobe soldand his wifeand childrenand all that he hadandpayment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell downand worshipped himsayingLordhave patience with meand I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassionandloosed himand forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went outand found one of hisfellowservantswhich owed him an hundred penceand he laidhands on himand took him by the throatsayingPay me thatthou owest.
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feetand besought himsayingHave patience with meand I will pay thee all.
30 And he would notbut went and cast him into prisontill heshould pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was donethey were verysorryand came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lordafter that he had called himsaid unto himOthou wicked servantI forgave thee all that debtbecausethou desiredst me
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thyfellowservanteven as I had pity on thee
34 And his lord was wrothand delivered him to the tormentorstill he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto youif yefrom your hearts forgive not every one his brother theirtrespasses.