And while they abode [stayed] in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: MT 17:22 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. MT 17:23
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute [temple tax WU] money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? MT 17:24 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented [anticipated] him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of [from] whom do the kings of the earth take custom [receive toll] or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? MT 17:25 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free [exempt]. MT 17:26 Notwithstanding, [but] lest we should offend them, LOVE NEIGHBOR 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. MT 17:27
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? MT 18:1 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, MT 18:2 And said, Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, Except [unless] ye be converted [change WU], and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. MT 18:3 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. MT 18:4 HELPS BELIEVE Humility And whoso [whoever] shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. MT 18:5 But whoso [whoever] shall offend [cause to sin WU] one of these little ones which believe in me, LOVE NEIGHBOR Not Cause Sin it were [would be] better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. MT 18:6 Woe unto the world because of offences [things that cause people to sin WU]! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by [through] whom the offence cometh! MT 18:7 UNBELIEF Wherefore [therefore WU] if thy hand or thy foot offend thee [causes you to sin], cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt [crippled] or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. MT 18:8 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. MT 18:9 OVERCOME YOUR HARMFULNESS Overcame Take heed that ye despise [disdain WU] 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. MT 18:10 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. MT 18:11 SERVING Humility 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? MT 18:12 And if so be that he find it, verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of [over] that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. MT 18:13 Even so [in the same way WU] it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. MT 18:14 PROTECTION Moreover if thy brother shall trespass [sin WU] against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear [listen to] thee, thou hast gained [back] thy brother. MT 18:15 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more [people WU], that in the mouth [testimony WU] of two or three witnesses every word [matter WU] may be established. MT 18:16 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 [tax collector]. MT 18:17 Verily [most assuredly] 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. MT 18:18 RELATIONS Problems Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching [concerning] any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of [by] my Father which is in heaven. MT 18:19 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. MT 18:20 ASK GOD Whatever
Then came Peter to him [Jesus WU], and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? MT 18:21 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. MT 18:22 RELATIONS Forgiving Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of [settle accounts with WU] his servants. MT 18:23 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. MT 18:24 But forasmuch as he had not to [because he couldn't] pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. MT 18:25 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped [kneeled before] him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. MT 18:26 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed [released] him, and forgave him the debt. MT 18:27 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence [one sixtieth of a talent WU]: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that [what] thou owest. MT 18:28 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. MT 18:29 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. MT 18:30 RELATIONS Forgiving So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. MT 18:31 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 [begged] me: MT 18:32 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? MT 18:33 LOVE NEIGHBOR Mercy And his lord was wroth [angry], and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. MT 18:34 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto [each of WU] you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses [if you don't each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds]. MT 18:35 RELATIONS Forgiving
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