1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greater in the kingdom
2 And Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of Heaven.
4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is greater in the kingdom of
5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be
better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the
depth of the sea.
7 Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks, for stumbling blocks must come; but woe to that man by whom the stumbling block comes!
8 If your hand or foot entices you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for
you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be
cast into the everlasting fire.
9 And if your eye entices you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you
to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into the fire of Gehenna.
10 Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in
Heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in Heaven.
11 For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does
he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
13 And if he should find it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over
the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones
15 Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and reprove him between you and him
alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that by the mouth of two or
three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses to hear the
church, let him be to you like a foreigner and a tax collector.
18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be, having been bound in Heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth will be, having been loosed in Heaven.
19 Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask,
it will come to pass for them from My Father in Heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? Until seven times?
22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, Until seven times, but until seventy times
23 Therefore the kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts
with his servants.
24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him
ten thousand talents.
25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, also his wife
and children and everything he had, and that payment be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, Master, have patience with me,
and I will pay you everything.
27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and
forgave him the debt.
28 But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a
hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me
what you owe!
29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, Have patience
with me, and I will pay you everything.
30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and
came and told their master all that had been done.
32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, You wicked servant! I forgave
you all that debt because you begged me.
33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on
34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay
every bit that was due to him.
35 Thus My Heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.