17 [a]And if he [b]refuse to hear them, tell it unto the [c]Church: and if he refuse to hear the Church also, let him be unto thee as an [d]heathen man, and a Publican.
Matthew 18:17He that contemneth the judgment of the Church, contemneth God.
Matthew 18:17Word for word, do not vouchsafe to hear, or make as though he did not hear.
Matthew 18:17He speaketh not of any kind of policy, but of an Ecclesiastical assembly, for he speaketh afterward of the power of loosing and binding, which belonged to the Church, and he hath regard to the order used in those days, at what time the Elders had the judgment of Church matters in their hands, John 9:22 and 12:42 and 16:2, and used casting out of the Synagogue for a punishment, as we do now excommunication.
Matthew 18:17Profane, and void of religion: such men, the Jews called Gentiles: whose company they shunned as they did the Publicans.
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