The Greatest in God's Kingdom - Matthew 18

At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus,  saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?  Matthew 18:1  KJV

Matthew 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him  in the midst of them, 

Matthew 18:3 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. 

Matthew 18:4  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little  child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 

Matthew 18:5  And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name  receiveth me. 

Matthew 18:6 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.  

Matthew 18:7 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! 

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. 

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. 

Matthew 18:10 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. 

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that  which was lost. 

Matthew 18:12 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? 

Matthew 18:13 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.  

Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in  heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.  

Matthew 18:15 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. 

Matthew 18:16  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. 

Matthew 18:17 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. 

Matthew 18:18 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. 

Matthew 18:19 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. 

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered  together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.   

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? 

Matthew 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto  thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.  

Matthew 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto  a certain king, which would take account of his servants.  

Matthew 18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was  brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.  

Matthew 18:25 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. 

Matthew 18:26 The  servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,  Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.  

Matthew 18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with  compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.  

Matthew 18:28 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. 

Matthew 18:29 And his fellowservant fell  down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience  with me, and I will pay thee all. 

Matthew 18:30 And he would not:  but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the  debt. 

Matthew 18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was  done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their  lord all that was done. 

Matthew 18:32 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:  

Matthew 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on  thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 

Matthew 18:34 And  his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till  he should pay all that was due unto him. 

Matthew 18:35 So  likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye  from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their  trespasses.  

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