Discipline and Prayer

15 (A)If your brother sins[a], go and [b]show him his fault [c]in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that (B)by the mouth of two or three witnesses every [d]fact may be confirmed. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, (C)tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, (D)let him be to you as [e]a Gentile and [f]a tax collector. 18 Truly I say to you, (E)whatever you [g]bind on earth [h]shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you [i]loose on earth [j]shall have been loosed in heaven.

19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, (F)it shall be done for them [k]by My Father who is in heaven. 20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, (G)I am there in their midst.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:15 Late mss add against you
  2. Matthew 18:15 Or reprove
  3. Matthew 18:15 Lit between you and him alone
  4. Matthew 18:16 Lit word
  5. Matthew 18:17 Lit the
  6. Matthew 18:17 Lit the
  7. Matthew 18:18 Or forbid
  8. Matthew 18:18 Gr fut. pft. pass.
  9. Matthew 18:18 Or permit
  10. Matthew 18:18 Gr fut. pft. pass.
  11. Matthew 18:19 Lit from

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