18:1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
18:2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the
midst of them,
18:3 And said, Verily I say to you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom
18:4 Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little
child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name,
18:6 But whoever shall cause one of these little ones who
believe in me, to sin, it were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the
depth of the sea.
18:7 Woe to the world because of offenses! for it must needs be
that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense
18:8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to sin, cut
them off, and cast [them] from thee: it is better for thee to
enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or
two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.
18:9 And if thy eye causeth thee to sin, pluck it out, and cast
[it] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with
one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into
18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones:
for I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold
the face of my Father who is in heaven.
18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
18:12 How think ye? if a man hath a hundred sheep, and one of
them is gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and
go to the mountains, and seek that which is gone astray?
18:13 And if he findeth it, verily I say to you, he rejoiceth
more over that [sheep], than over the ninety and nine which
went not astray.
18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in
heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
18:15 Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go
and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall
hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
18:16 But if he will not hear [thee], [then] take with thee one
or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every
word may be established.
18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it] to the
church: but if he shall neglect to hear the church, let him be
to thee as a heathen and a publican.
18:18 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.
18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth, concerning any thing that they shall ask, it shall be
done for them by my Father who is in heaven.
18:20 For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am
I in the midst of them.
18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my
brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
18:22 Jesus saith to him, I say not to thee, Until seven times:
but, Until seventy times seven.
18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain
king who would take account of his servants.
18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him
who owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But as he had not ability to pay, his lord commanded him
to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and
payment to be made.
18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him,
saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion,
and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellow-servants, who owed him a hundred pence: and he laid
hands on him, and took [him] by the throat, saying, Pay me what
18:29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought
him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till
he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were
very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done.
18:32 Then his lord, having called him, said to him, O thou
wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou
18:33 Shouldst thou not also have had compassion on thy
fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?
18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.
18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do to you, if ye from
your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.