Dealing With Sin in the Church

15 “If your brother or sister[a] sins,[b] go and point out their fault,(A) just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[c](B) 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church;(C) and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:15 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verses 21 and 35.
  2. Matthew 18:15 Some manuscripts sins against you
  3. Matthew 18:16 Deut. 19:15

11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[a](A) but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater(B) or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 5:11 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in 8:11, 13.

Warning Against Idleness

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,(A) we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from(B) every believer who is idle and disruptive(C) and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Or tradition

14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them,(A) in order that they may feel ashamed.(B)

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having a form of godliness(A) but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.(B)

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10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.(A)

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10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.(A)

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