Matthew 18:12-20New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Ninety-nine Plus One
12 “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?13 If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.14 So it is not the will [a]of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Discipline and Prayer
15 “If your brother sins[b], go and [c]show him his fault [d]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 by the mouth of two or three witnesses every[e]fact may be confirmed.17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as [f]a Gentile and [g]a tax collector.18 Truly I say to you, whatever you [h]bind on earth [i]shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you [j]loose on earth [k]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, it shall be done for them [l]by My Father who is in heaven.20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
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