King James VersionMatthew18


1 At the same time came the dis­ci­ples unto Je­sus, say­ing, Who is the great­est in the king­dom of heav­en? 2 And Je­sus called a lit­tle child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Ver­i­ly I say unto you, Ex­cept ye be con­vert­ed, and be­come as lit­tle chil­dren, ye shall not en­ter into the king­dom of heav­en. 4 Whoso­ev­er there­fore shall hum­ble him­self as this lit­tle child, the same is great­est in the king­dom of heav­en. 5 And whoso shall re­ceive one such lit­tle child in my name re­ceiveth me. 6 But whoso shall of­fend one of these lit­tle ones which be­lieve in me, it were bet­ter for him that a mill­stone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world be­cause of of­fences! for it must needs be that of­fences come; but woe to that man by whom the of­fence cometh! 8 Where­fore if thy hand or thy foot of­fend thee, 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. 9 And if thine eye of­fend thee, 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 hell fire. 10 Take heed that ye de­spise not one of these lit­tle ones; for I say unto you, That in heav­en their an­gels do al­ways be­hold the face of my Fa­ther which is in heav­en. 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hun­dred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the nine­ty and nine, and goeth into the moun­tains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, ver­i­ly I say unto you, he re­joiceth more of that sheep, than of the nine­ty and nine which 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 thee, go and tell him his fault be­tween thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy broth­er. 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. 17 And if he shall ne­glect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he ne­glect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an hea­then man and a pub­li­can. 18 Ver­i­ly I say unto you, What­so­ev­er ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heav­en: and what­so­ev­er ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heav­en. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touch­ing any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Fa­ther which is in heav­en. 20 For where two or three are gath­ered to­geth­er in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then came Pe­ter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my broth­er sin against me, and I for­give him? till sev­en times? 22 Je­sus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Un­til sev­en times: but, Un­til sev­en­ty times sev­en. 23 There­fore is the king­dom of heav­en likened unto a cer­tain king, which would take ac­count of his ser­vants. 24 And when he had be­gun to reck­on, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thou­sand tal­ents. 25 But foras­much as he had not to pay, his lord com­mand­ed him to be sold, and his wife, and chil­dren, and all that he had, and pay­ment to be made. 26 The ser­vant there­fore fell down, and wor­shipped him, say­ing, Lord, have pa­tience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 Then the lord of that ser­vant was moved with com­pas­sion, and loosed him, and for­gave him the debt. 28 But the same ser­vant went out, and found one of his fel­lowser­vants, which owed him an hun­dred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, say­ing, Pay me that thou ow­est. 29 And his fel­lowser­vant fell down at his feet, and be­sought him, say­ing, Have pa­tience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fel­lowser­vants saw what was done, they were very sor­ry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, af­ter that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked ser­vant, I for­gave thee all that debt, be­cause thou de­siredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had com­pas­sion on thy fel­lowser­vant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and de­liv­ered him to the tor­men­tors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 So like­wise shall my heav­en­ly Fa­ther do also unto you, if ye from your hearts for­give not ev­ery one his broth­er their tres­pass­es.