If Your Brother Sins Against You

15 (A)“If your brother sins against you, (B)go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have (C)gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established (D)by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, (E)tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, (F)let him be to you as (G)a Gentile and (H)a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, (I)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[a] in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you (J)agree on earth about anything they ask, (K)it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are (L)gathered in my name, (M)there am I among them.”

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Footnotes

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

11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone (A)who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging (B)outsiders? (C)Is it not those inside the church[a] whom you are to judge? 13 God judges[b] those outside. (D)“Purge the evil person from among you.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 5:12 Greek those inside
  2. 1 Corinthians 5:13 Or will judge

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