71 The disciples receive private tutoring.

Matthew 17:22–27; 18:1–35; Mark 9:30–50; Luke 9:43–50

Wherever Jesus went, people seemed to find out where he was. How did he avoid them (Mark 9:30–31)?

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Why did Jesus’ teaching about his death and resurrection need to be a private matter (Mark 9:30–31)?

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Why were the disciples reluctant to ask questions about what Jesus meant (Luke 9:45)?

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What reasons did collectors have in questioning Peter about Jesus paying the Temple tax (Matthew 17:24)?

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Why would Peter have said Jesus paid the tax if he wasn’t sure (Matthew 17:25)?

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What would Peter have thought about Jesus answering the question he had not yet asked (Matthew 17:25–27)?

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How did Jesus know what would happen when Peter went to the lakeshore and caught a fish (Matthew 17:27)?

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Why had Peter not yet paid his personal obligation for the Temple tax (Matthew 17:27)?

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As a professional fisherman, what might Peter have thought when he found the coin in the fish’s mouth, exactly as Jesus had said (Matthew 17:27)?

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What might have motivated the disciples to ask who would be greatest in Jesus’ Kingdom (Matthew 18:1)?

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What did Jesus mean when he said adults couldn’t enter the Kingdom unless they became as children (Matthew 18:2–5)?

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How concerned should we be that we not cause a believer to stumble (Matthew 18:6–7)?

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Why did the disciples see a problem with outsiders using the name of Jesus (Mark 9:38)?

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Why did Jesus say it was good when outsiders used his name (Mark 9:39–40)?

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How far should people go in being sure they are doing what most pleases the Lord (Mark 9:43–49)?

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With the first analogy, Jesus made his point. Why would he need to give two more (Mark 9:43–49)?

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What does it mean for people to have “salt in themselves” (Mark 9:50)?

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Why are children so important to God (Matthew 18:10)?

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How will anyone perish if that’s not what God wants (Matthew 18:12–14)?

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How should believers be treated when they reject the truth (Matthew 18:15–17)?

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What behavior standard should believers follow (Matthew 18:18)?

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What does it mean for believers to “agree in prayer” (Matthew 18:19–20)?

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When Peter asked how often a person should be forgiven, what did he expect Jesus to say (Matthew 18:21)?

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What does it mean to keep on forgiving a person’s offense (Matthew 18:22)?

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How important did Jesus say forgiveness was (Matthew 18:23–35)?

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While people were still marveling at the miracles, Jesus and the disciples left the area near Caesarea Philippi and passed through Galilee.

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Mark 9:30–31 They left the area and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want people to know where he was, because he wanted to privately teach his disciples. “The Son of Man will soon be betrayed into the hands of men who will kill him,” he said. “On the third day, he will rise to life again.”
Luke 9:43 Everyone was amazed at God’s mighty power. While people were still marveling at the miracles, Jesus taught his disciples.
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Mark 9:30–31 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
Luke 9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,

Jesus did not want people to know where he was, because he wanted to privately teach his disciples. “Listen carefully. The Son of Man will soon be betrayed into the hands of men who will kill him. On the third day, he will rise to life again.”

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Matthew 17:22–23 While they were still in Galilee, Jesus told his disciples, “The Son of Man will soon be betrayed into the hands of men who will kill him. On the third day, he will rise to life again.” The disciples were deeply grieved.
Mark 9:30–31 They left the area and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want people to know where he was, because he wanted to privately teach his disciples. “The Son of Man will soon be betrayed into the hands of men who will kill him,” he said. “On the third day, he will rise to life again.”
Luke 9:43–44 Everyone was amazed at God’s mighty power. While people were still marveling at the miracles, Jesus taught his disciples. “Listen carefully. The Son of Man will soon be betrayed into the hands of men.”
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Matthew 17:22–23 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
Mark 9:30–31 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
Luke 9:43–44 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

The disciples were deeply grieved. They did not understand everything Jesus said, but were afraid to ask what he meant.

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Matthew 17:23 who will kill him. On the third day, he will rise to life again.” The disciples were deeply grieved.
Mark 9:32 They did not understand everything Jesus said, but were afraid to ask what he meant.
Luke 9:45 They did not understand everything Jesus said, but were afraid to ask what he meant.
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Matthew 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
Mark 9:32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.
Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

When Jesus and the disciples arrived in Capernaum, collectors of the Temple tax said to Simon Peter, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the Temple tax?”

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Matthew 17:24 When Jesus and the disciples arrived in Capernaum, collectors of the Temple tax said to Simon Peter, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the Temple tax?”
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Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

“Yes, of course he does.”

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Matthew 17:25 “Yes, of course he does.” When Peter arrived at the house, Jesus spoke to him before he could ask if he had answered correctly. “Tell me what you think. When kings collect taxes, who pays, their sons or strangers?”
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Matthew 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

When Peter arrived at the house, Jesus spoke to him before he could ask if he had answered correctly. “Tell me what you think. When kings collect taxes, who pays, their sons or strangers?”

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Matthew 17:25 “Yes, of course he does.” When Peter arrived at the house, Jesus spoke to him before he could ask if he had answered correctly. “Tell me what you think. When kings collect taxes, who pays, their sons or strangers?”
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Matthew 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

“The strangers.”

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Matthew 17:26 “The strangers.” “Then the sons are exempt.
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Matthew 17:26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.

“Then the sons are exempt. However, there is no need to offend the tax collectors. Go to the lakeshore and drop a baited hook. As soon as you catch a fish, open its mouth. There you will find a coin. Take it and pay the taxes for both of us.”

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Matthew 17:26–27 “The strangers.” “Then the sons are exempt. However, there is no need to offend the tax collectors. Go to the lakeshore and drop a baited hook. As soon as you catch a fish, open its mouth. There you will find a coin. Take it and pay the taxes for both of us.”
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Matthew 17:26–27 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

When the disciples entered the house, Jesus said, “Back there on the road, what were you deliberating so strongly about?” They did not want to answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.

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Matthew 18:1 At that time, the disciples said to Jesus, “Who will be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”
Mark 9:33–34 When the disciples entered the house, Jesus said, “Back there on the road, what were you deliberating so strongly about?” They did not want to answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.
Luke 9:46 An argument arose about which of them was the greatest.
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Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Mark 9:33–34 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

Knowing their thoughts, Jesus called the twelve to gather around him. “Anyone who wants to be the greatest must take the lowest seat and become servant to all.” He reached out to a little boy, brought him into their midst, and wrapped his arms around him. “The least of those among you is the greatest. I tell you for sure, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom are those who humble themselves like this little one. Anyone who welcomes this child in my name is welcoming me. And anyone who welcomes me is welcoming the one who sent me.

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Matthew 18:2–5 Jesus called a little boy to stand in front of them. “I tell you for sure, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom are those who humble themselves like this little one. Anyone who welcomes such a child in my name is welcoming me.
Mark 9:35–37 Jesus called the twelve to gather around him. “Anyone who wants to be the greatest must take the lowest seat and become servant to all.” He reached out to a little boy, brought him into their midst, and wrapped his arms around him. “Anyone who welcomes such a child in my name is welcoming me. And anyone who welcomes me is welcoming the one who sent me.”
Luke 9:47–48 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus brought a little boy to his side. “Anyone who welcomes this child in my name is welcoming me. And anyone who welcomes me is welcoming the one who sent me. The least of those among you is the greatest.”
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Matthew 18:2–5 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Mark 9:35–37 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Luke 9:47–48 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

“Believe me, people who give something as insignificant as a cup of cold water under my direction and authority, because you are my disciples, are sure to be rewarded. But if you cause one who believes in me to stumble, it would be better to have a millstone tied around your neck, be thrown into the sea, and drown in its depths. How terrible it will be for the world because of its offenses! Such things must come, but it will be terrible for the one who causes them.”

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Matthew 18:6–7 “But if you cause one who believes in me to stumble, it would be better to have a millstone tied around your neck, be thrown into the sea, and drown in its depths. How terrible it will be for the world because of its offenses! Such things must come, but it will be terrible for the one who causes them.
Mark 9:41–42 “Believe me, people who give something as insignificant as a cup of cold water under my direction and authority, because you are my disciples, are sure to be rewarded. But if you cause one who believes in me to stumble, it would be better to have a millstone tied around your neck and be thrown into the sea.
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Matthew 18:6–7 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Mark 9:41–42 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

John said, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out evil spirits in your name. We told him to stop because he was not part of our group.”

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Mark 9:38 John said, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out evil spirits in your name. We told him to stop because he was not part of our group.”
Luke 9:49 John said, “Master, we saw someone casting out evil spirits in your name. We told him to stop because he was not part of our group.”
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Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
Luke 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

“Don’t stop him,” Jesus said. “No one with power in my name will say anything bad about me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.

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Mark 9:39–40 “Don’t stop him,” Jesus said. “No one with power in my name will say anything bad about me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.
Luke 9:50 “Don’t stop him,” Jesus said. “Anyone who is not against us is for us.”
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Mark 9:39–40 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part.
Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. You are better off entering eternal life maimed than to keep both hands and go to Hell, with its unquenchable fire, where the flesh-eating worms never die and the fire never goes out.

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Matthew 18:8 “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. You are better off maimed or lame than to keep both hands and feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
Mark 9:43–44 “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. You are better off entering eternal life maimed than to keep both hands and go to Hell, with its unquenchable fire, where the flesh-eating worms never die and the fire never goes out.
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Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
Mark 9:43–44 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

“If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. You are better off entering eternal life lame than to keep both feet and go to Hell, with its unquenchable fire, where the flesh-eating worms never die and the fire never goes out.

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Matthew 18:8 “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. You are better off maimed or lame than to keep both hands and feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
Mark 9:45–46 “If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. You are better off entering eternal life lame than to keep both feet and go to Hell, with its unquenchable fire, where the flesh-eating worms never die and the fire never goes out.
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Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
Mark 9:45–46 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

“If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. You are better off entering the Kingdom of God blind in one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into Hell, with its unquenchable fire, where the flesh-eating worms never die and the fire never goes out. Everyone there will be preserved in torment with fire.

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Matthew 18:9 “If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. You are better off blind in one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into a fiery Hell.
Mark 9:47–49 “If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out. You are better off entering the Kingdom of God blind in one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into Hell, with its unquenchable fire, where the flesh-eating worms never die and the fire never goes out. Everyone there will be preserved in torment with fire.
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Matthew 18:9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Mark 9:47–49 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

“Salt is a good preservative, but if it loses its saltiness, how will you make it any good? Have good salt in yourselves by living in peace with one another.

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Mark 9:50 “Salt is a good preservative, but if it loses its saltiness, how will you make it any good? Have good salt in yourselves by living in peace with one another.”
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Mark 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

“Be careful not to disregard a child. I tell you, their angels are always in my Father’s presence in Heaven. For the Son of Man came to save those who are lost.

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Matthew 18:10–11 “Be careful not to disregard a child. I tell you, their angels are always in my Father’s presence in Heaven. For the Son of Man came to save those who are lost.
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Matthew 18:10–11 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one wanders away, won’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hillside to find the one that is lost? Without a doubt, when he finds the stray, he will rejoice more for that one than for the ninety-nine that never wandered. Likewise, your Father in Heaven does not want even one of these little ones to perish.

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Matthew 18:12–14 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one wanders away, won’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hillside to find the one that is lost? Without a doubt, when he finds the stray, he will rejoice more for that one than for the ninety-nine that never wandered. Likewise, your Father in Heaven does not want even one of these little ones to perish.
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Matthew 18:12–14 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

“If another believer does you wrong, privately point out the offense. If the person listens, you have gained a friend. But if you are rejected, take one or two people with you so the facts may be established by two or three witnesses. If the believer still refuses to listen, take the matter to the church. If he or she will not accept the church’s judgment, treat that person as an unbeliever and foreigner.

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Leviticus 19:17 Never hate your brother. Settle your differences, or you will be partly to blame.
Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness is not enough to convict a person of a crime. There must always be the agreement of two or three witnesses to prove someone’s guilt.
Matthew 18:15–17 “If another believer does you wrong, privately point out the offense. If the person listens, you have gained a friend. But if you are rejected, take one or two people with you so the facts may be established by two or three witnesses. If the believer still refuses to listen, take the matter to the church. If he or she will not accept the church’s judgment, treat that person as an unbeliever and foreigner.
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Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Matthew 18:15–17 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

“Believe what I say. The things on Earth must be either bound or set free according to what is in Heaven. Also, I need to say, if two of my followers here on Earth agree in prayer, it will be done by my Father in Heaven, because I am present whenever two or three are gathered under my direction and authority.”

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Matthew 18:18–20 “Believe what I say. The things on Earth must be either bound or set free according to what is in Heaven. Also, I need to say, if two of my followers here on Earth agree in prayer, it will be done by my Father in Heaven because I am present whenever two or three are gathered under my direction and authority.”
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Matthew 18:18–20 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Simon Peter said to Jesus, “How often should I forgive someone who has wronged me? Seven times?”

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Matthew 18:21 Simon Peter said to Jesus, “How often should I forgive someone who has wronged me? Seven times?”
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Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

“No, that is not enough. Until seventy-seven times, you should keep forgiving.

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Matthew 18:22 “No, that is not enough. Until seventy-seven times, you should keep forgiving.
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Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who decided to collect the debts owed by his subjects. In the accounting, a man owing a million dollars was brought to him. Since he was unable to pay, the king ordered that he and his family and all his possessions be sold for payment of the debt.

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Matthew 18:23–25 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who decided to collect the debts owed by his subjects. In the accounting, a man owing a million dollars was brought to him. Since he was unable to pay, the king ordered that he and his family and all his possessions be sold for payment of the debt.
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Matthew 18:23–25 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

“The man fell to his knees before the king and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay all I owe.’

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Matthew 18:26 “The man fell to his knees before the king and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay all I owe.’
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Matthew 18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

“The king was moved with compassion, released the man, and cancelled the debt.

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Matthew 18:27 “The king was moved with compassion, released the man, and cancelled the debt.
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Matthew 18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

“Later, that man met a debtor who owed him a hundred dollars, grabbed him by the throat, and demanded immediate payment. The debtor said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay all I owe.’ But the man refused to wait and had the debtor thrown into prison until the debt was fully paid. Others were disturbed by what they saw happen and told the king.

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Matthew 18:28–31 “Later, that man met a debtor who owed him a hundred dollars, grabbed him by the throat, and demanded immediate payment. The debtor said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay all I owe.’ But the man refused to wait and had the debtor thrown into prison until the debt was fully paid. Others were disturbed by what they saw happen and told the king.
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Matthew 18:28–31 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

“The king summoned the man to appear before him. ‘You are a wicked man. You begged me to be patient, and I cancelled all your debt. Shouldn’t you have had compassion for your debtor as I had for you?’ The king was furious, so he sent the man to prison until the million dollars was fully paid. My heavenly Father will deal with you in the same way if you fail to forgive others for the wrongs they have done to you.”

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Matthew 18:32–35 “The king summoned the man to appear before him. ‘You are a wicked man. You begged me to be patient, and I cancelled all your debt. Shouldn’t you have had compassion for your debtor as I had for you?’ The king was furious, so he sent the man to prison until the million dollars was fully paid. My heavenly Father will deal with you in the same way if you fail to forgive others for the wrongs they have done to you.”
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Matthew 18:32–35 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.