19 I will give you (A)the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and (B)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[a] in heaven.”

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  1. Matthew 16:19 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

17 If he refuses to listen to them, (A)tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, (B)let him be to you as (C)a Gentile and (D)a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, (E)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[a] in heaven.

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  1. Matthew 18:18 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As (A)the Father has sent me, (B)even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he (C)breathed on them and said to them, (D)“Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 (E)If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

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For such a one, (A)this punishment by the majority is enough, so (B)you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.

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