Matthew 18:15–22

Dealing With Sin in the Church

15 If your brother or sisterb sins,c go and point out their fault,c 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 thatevery matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’d d 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church;e and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.f

18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will bee bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will bef loosed in heaven.g

19 Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for themh by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”i

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?j Up to seven times?”k

22 Jesus answered, I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.g l

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