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Matthew

18:1 Shortly thereafter Jesus’ disciples came to him and asked, “So who is greater in the kingdom of the heavens?”

εν
G1722
in
εκεινη
G1565
[to]-that-one
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ὡρα
G5610
hour
προσηλθον
G4334
they-approached
οἱ
G3588
the
μαθηται
G3101
pupils
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ιησου
G2424
[of]-Jesus
λεγοντες
G3004
saying
τις
G5101
who
αρα
G686
consequently
μειζων
G3187
greater
εστιν
G2076
is
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
βασιλεια
G932
kingdom
των
G3588
[of]-the
ουρανων
G3772
[of]-skies

18:2 Jesus had a child stand in front of them

και
G2532
and
προσκαλεσαμενος
G4341
calling-to-self
παιδιον
G3813
little-one
εστησεν
G2476
stood
αυτο
G846
it
εν
G1722
in
μεσω
G3319
[to]-middle
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

18:3 and said, “I can assure you that unless you change your attitude and become like one of these little ones, there is no way you will even enter into the kingdom of the heavens!

και
G2532
and
ειπεν
G2036
said
αμην
G281
truly
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
εαν
G1437
if-ever
μη
G3361
not
στραφητε
G4762
yous-may-turn-around
και
G2532
and
γενησθε
G1096
yous-may-come-to-be
ὡς
G5613
as
τα
G3588
the
παιδια
G3813
little-ones
ου
G3756
not
μη
G3361
not
εισελθητε
G1525
yous-may-enter
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
βασιλειαν
G932
kingdom
των
G3588
[of]-the
ουρανων
G3772
[of]-skies

18:4 So those who humble themselves to the level of this child are greater in the kingdom of the heavens.

ὁστις
G3748
who
ουν
G3767
then
ταπεινωσει
G5014
[to]-humility
ἑαυτον
G1438
him/her/it-self
ὡς
G5613
as
το
G3588
the
παιδιον
G3813
little-one
τουτο
G5124
this
οὑτος
G3778
same
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
μειζων
G3187
greater
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
βασιλεια
G932
kingdom
των
G3588
[of]-the
ουρανων
G3772
[of]-skies

18:5 And those who accept such a child on my account are really accepting me.

και
G2532
and
ὁς
G3739
who
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δεξηται
G1209
should-accept
ἑν
G1520
one
παιδιον
G3813
little-one
τοιουτο
G5108
such
επι
G1909
on
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ονοματι
G3686
[to]-name
μου
G3450
[of]-me
εμε
G1691
me
δεχεται
G1209
accepts

18:6 “If anyone sets a trap for the least significant of those who trust me, it would be better if that person had a large millstone hung around their neck and were drowned the sea!

ὁς
G3739
who
δ᾽
G1161
yet
αν
G302
ever
σκανδαλιση
G4624
should-trap
ἑνα
G1520
one
των
G3588
[of]-the
μικρων
G3398
[of]-small
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these
των
G3588
[of]-the
πιστευοντων
G4100
[of]-trusting
εις
G1519
into
εμε
G1691
me
συμφερει
G4851
is-carrying-together
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
ἱνα
G2443
that
κρεμασθη
G2910
may-be-hanged
μυλος
G3458
millstone
ονικος
G3684
requiring-donkey-power
περι
G4012
about
τον
G3588
the
τραχηλον
G5137
neck
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
και
G2532
and
καταποντισθη
G2670
may-be-sunk
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
πελαγει
G3989
[to]-open-sea
της
G3588
[of]-the
θαλασσης
G2281
[of]-sea

18:7 And woe to this world full of such traps. Such things must be, but woe to the person who sets them up!

ουαι
G3759
woe!
τω
G3588
[to]-the
κοσμω
G2889
[to]-arrangement
απο
G575
from
των
G3588
[of]-the
σκανδαλων
G4625
[of]-traps
αναγκη
G318
stressfulness
γαρ
G1063
because
ελθειν
G2064
to-come
τα
G3588
the
σκανδαλα
G4625
traps
πλην
G4133
except-that
ουαι
G3759
woe!
τω
G3588
[to]-the
ανθρωπω
G444
[to]-person
δι᾽
G1223
through
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
το
G3588
the
σκανδαλον
G4625
trap
ερχεται
G2064
is-coming

18:8 “If your hand or foot becomes a trap for you, cut it off and throw it away! Better to enter life crippled or lame than to have both hands or feet but be thrown into the eternal fire.

ει.
G1487
if
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
χειρ
G5495
hand
σου
G4675
[of]-you
η
G2228
or-else

G3588
the
πους
G4228
foot
σου
G4675
[of]-you
σκανδαλιζει
G4624
is-trapping
σε
G4571
you
εκκοψον
G1581
you-undercut!
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
και
G2532
and
βαλε
G906
you-throw!
απο
G575
from
σου
G4675
[of]-you
καλον
G2570
best
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
εστιν
G2076
is
εισελθειν
G1525
to-enter
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
ζωην
G2222
life
κυλλον
G2948
crippled
η
G2228
or-else
χωλον
G5560
lame
η
G2228
or-else
δυο
G1417
two
χειρας
G5495
hands
η
G2228
or-else
δυο
G1417
two
ποδας
G4228
feet
εχοντα
G2192
having
βληθηναι
G906
to-throw
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
πυρ
G4442
fire
το
G3588
the
αιωνιον
G166
age-long

18:9 And if your eye becomes a trap for you, pluck it out and throw it away! Better to enter life with one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into fiery Gehenna.

και
G2532
and
ει.
G1487
if

G3588
the
οφθαλμος
G3788
eye
σου
G4675
[of]-you
σκανδαλιζει
G4624
is-trapping
σε
G4571
you
εξελε
G1807
you-extract!
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
και
G2532
and
βαλε
G906
you-throw!
απο
G575
from
σου
G4675
[of]-you
καλον
G2570
best
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
εστιν
G2076
is
μονοφθαλμον
G3442
one-eyed
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
ζωην
G2222
life
εισελθειν
G1525
to-enter
η
G2228
or-else
δυο
G1417
two
οφθαλμους
G3788
eyes
εχοντα
G2192
having
βληθηναι
G906
to-throw
εις
G1519
into
την
G3588
the
γεενναν
G1067
Gehenna
του
G3588
[of]-the
πυρος
G4442
[of]-fire

18:10 So see to it that you don’t scorn these lowly ones. For I tell you that their Messengers in the heavens are always in the presence of my Father in the heavens.

ὁρατε
G3708
yous-see!
μη
G3361
not
καταφρονησητε
G2706
yous-may-scorn
ἑνος
G1520
[of]-one
των
G3588
[of]-the
μικρων
G3398
[of]-small
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ὁτι
G3754
since
οἱ
G3588
the
αγγελοι
G32
messengers
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
εν
G1722
in
ουρανοις
G3772
[to]-skies
δια
G1223
through
παντος
G3956
[of]-all
βλεπουσιν
G991
they-are-observing
το
G3588
the
προσωπον
G4383
face
του
G3588
[of]-the
πατρος
G3962
[of]-father
μου
G3450
[of]-me
του
G3588
[of]-the
εν
G1722
in
ουρανοις
G3772
[to]-skies

18:11

noword
G0
no word

18:12 “What do you think? If someone has a hundred sheep and one wanders off, won’t they leave the other ninety-nine on the hills and go out looking for it?

τι
G5101
what
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
δοκει
G1380
is-supposing
εαν
G1437
if-ever
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
τινι
G5101
[to]-whom?
ανθρωπω
G444
[to]-person
ἑκατον
G1540
hundred
προβατα
G4263
sheep
και
G2532
and
πλανηθη
G4105
may-be-mislead
ἑν
G1520
one
εξ
G1537
out
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
ουχι
G3780
not (emph.)
αφησει
G863
shall-send-away
τα
G3588
the
ενενηκοντα
G1768
ninety
εννεα
G1767
nine
επι
G1909
on
τα
G3588
the
ορη
G3735
mountains
και
G2532
and
πορευθεις
G4198
being-gone
ζητει.
G2212
is-seeking
το
G3588
the
πλανωμενον
G4105
being-misled

18:13 And once they find it, I can assure you that they are happier about that one than the other ninety-nine that didn’t wander off!

και
G2532
and
εαν
G1437
if-ever
γενηται
G1096
may-come-to-be
εὑρειν
G2147
to-find
αυτο
G846
it
αμην
G281
truly
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ὁτι
G3754
since
χαιρει
G5463
is-being-happy
επ᾽
G1909
on
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
μαλλον
G3123
rather
η
G2228
or-else
επι
G1909
on
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
ενενηκοντα
G1768
ninety
εννεα
G1767
nine
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
μη
G3361
not
πεπλανημενοις
G4105
having-been-misled

18:14 And so it is with your Father in the heavens; he does not want even one of these lowly ones to be lost.

οὑτως
G3779
likewise
ουκ
G3756
not
εστιν
G2076
is
θελημα
G2307
will
εμπροσθεν
G1715
before
του
G3588
[of]-the
πατρος
G3962
[of]-father
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
του
G3588
[of]-the
εν
G1722
in
ουρανοις
G3772
[to]-skies
ἱνα
G2443
that
αποληται
G622
may-be-destroyed-completely
ἑν
G1520
one
των
G3588
[of]-the
μικρων
G3398
[of]-small
τουτων
G5130
[of]-these

18:15 “If your brother or sister errs, go and confront them privately. If they listen to you, you have won them back.

εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
ἁμαρτηση
G264
should-fail
εις
G1519
into
σε
G4571
you

G3588
the
αδελφος
G80
sibling
σου
G4675
[of]-you
ὑπαγε
G5217
you-withdraw!
ελεγξον
G1651
you-expose!
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
μεταξυ
G3342
between
σου
G4675
[of]-you
και
G2532
and
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
μονου
G3441
[of]-sole
εαν
G1437
if-ever
σου
G4675
[of]-you
ακουση
G191
should-hear
εκερδησας
G2770
you-gained
τον
G3588
the
αδελφον
G80
sibling
σου
G4675
[of]-you

18:16 But if they don’t listen, take one or two others with you, so that ‘every charge is confirmed by two or three witnesses’.

εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
μη
G3361
not
ακουση
G191
should-hear
παραλαβε
G3880
you-accept!
μετα
G3326
with
σου
G4675
[of]-you
ετι
G2089
still
ἑνα
G1520
one
η
G2228
or-else
δυο
G1417
two
ἱνα
G2443
that
επι
G1909
on
στοματος
G4750
[of]-mouth
δυο
G1417
two
μαρτυρων
G3140
witnessing
η
G2228
or-else
τριων
G5140
[of]-three
σταθη
G2476
may-be-stood
παν
G3956
all
ῥημα
G4487
declaration

18:17 If they still don’t listen, tell it to the congregation, and if they don’t even listen to the congregation, consider them to be like a non-Judean or a tax contractor.

εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
παρακουση
G3878
may-refuse-to-hear
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
ειπε
G3004
you-say!
τη
G3588
[to]-the
εκκλησια
G1577
[to]-congregation
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δε
G1161
yet
και
G2532
and
της
G3588
[of]-the
εκκλησιας
G1577
[of]-congregation
παρακουση
G3878
may-refuse-to-hear
εστω
G2077
let-him/her/it-be!
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
ὡσπερ
G5618
just-as

G3588
the
εθνικος
G1482
nation
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
τελωνης
G5057
tax-contractor

18:18 “I can assure you that whatever you restrict on earth will be restricted in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will be released in heaven.

αμην
G281
truly
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ὁσα
G3745
all-that
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δησητε
G1210
yous-may-confine
επι
G1909
on
της
G3588
[of]-the
γης
G1093
[of]-earth
εσται
G2071
shall-be
δεδεμενα
G1210
having-been-confined
εν
G1722
in
ουρανω
G3772
[to]-sky
και
G2532
and
ὁσα
G3745
all-that
εαν
G1437
if-ever
λυσητε
G3089
yous-may-loosen
επι
G1909
on
της
G3588
[of]-the
γης
G1093
[of]-earth
εσται
G2071
shall-be
λελυμενα
G3089
having-been-loosened
εν
G1722
in
ουρανω
G3772
[to]-sky

18:19 I will say it again: If just two or three of you agree on anything in the world you may ask about, it will be granted by my Father in the heavens.

παλιν
G3825
again
αμην
G281
truly
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ὁτι
G3754
since
εαν
G1437
if-ever
δυο
G1417
two
συμφωνησωσιν
G4856
they-may-agree
εξ
G1537
out
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
επι
G1909
on
της
G3588
[of]-the
γης
G1093
[of]-earth
περι
G4012
about
παντος
G3956
[of]-all
πραγματος
G4229
[of]-transaction
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
εαν
G1437
if-ever
αιτησωνται
G154
they-may-ask
γενησεται
G1096
shall-become
αυτοις
G846
[to]-them
παρα
G3844
beside
του
G3588
[of]-the
πατρος
G3962
[of]-father
μου
G3450
[of]-me
του
G3588
[of]-the
εν
G1722
in
ουρανοις
G3772
[to]-skies

18:20 For where two or three have gathered on my account, there I am with them.”

οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
γαρ
G1063
because
εισιν
G1526
they-are
δυο
G1417
two
η
G2228
or-else
τρεις
G5140
three
συνηγμενοι
G4863
having-been-gathered
εις
G1519
into
το
G3588
the
εμον
G1699
my
ονομα
G3686
name
εκει
G1563
there
ειμι
G1510
I-am
εν
G1722
in
μεσω
G3319
[to]-middle
αυτων
G846
[of]-them

18:21 Then Peter came up to him and asked, “Master, how many times can a sister or brother fail me, and I still have to forgive them? Up to seven times?”

τοτε
G5119
then
προσελθων
G4334
approaching

G3588
the
πετρος
G4074
Peter
ειπεν
G2036
said
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
κυριε
G2962
(oh)-master
ποσακις
G4212
how-many-times
ἁμαρτησει
G264
shall-fail
εις
G1519
into
εμε
G1691
me

G3588
the
αδελφος
G80
sibling
μου
G3450
[of]-me
και
G2532
and
αφησω
G863
I-shall-send-away
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
ἑως
G2193
until
ἑπτακις
G2034
seven-times

18:22 “Not only up to seven times, but seventy times seven!” Jesus replied.

λεγει
G3004
is-saying
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]

G3588
the
ιησους
G2424
Jesus
ου
G3756
not
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
ἑως
G2193
until
ἑπτακις
G2034
seven-times
αλλα
G235
but
ἑως
G2193
until
ἑβδομηκοντακις
G1441
seventy-times
ἑπτα
G2033
seven

18:23 “It’s like this in the kingdom of the heavens: A certain king wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

δια
G1223
through
τουτο
G5124
this
ὡμοιωθη
G3666
was-similar

G3588
the
βασιλεια
G932
kingdom
των
G3588
[of]-the
ουρανων
G3772
[of]-skies
ανθρωπω
G444
[to]-person
βασιλει
G935
[to]-king
ὁς
G3739
who
ηθελησεν
G2309
chose
συναραι
G4868
to-lift-together
λογον
G3056
saying
μετα
G3326
with
των
G3588
[of]-the
δουλων
G1401
[of]-slaves
αυτου
G846
[of]-self

18:24 And as he began, someone who owed him an enormous sum of money was brought before him.

αρξαμενου
G756
[of]-beginning
δε
G1161
yet
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
συναιρειν
G4868
to-lift-together
προσηνεχθη
G4374
was-offered
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
εἱς
G1520
one
οφειλετης
G3781
obligation
μυριων
G3463
[of]-ten-thousands
ταλαντων
G5007
[of]-talent-weight

18:25 But he couldn’t pay it, so the master ordered that he, his wife and children, and all his possessions were to be sold in order to pay the debt.

μη
G3361
not
εχοντος
G2192
[of]-having
δε
G1161
yet
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
αποδουναι
G591
to-repay
εκελευσεν
G2753
commanded
αυτον
G846
him/her/it

G3588
the
κυριος
G2962
master
πραθηναι
G4097
to-dispose-of
και
G2532
and
την
G3588
the
γυναικα
G1135
woman
και
G2532
and
τα
G3588
the
τεκνα
G5043
children
και
G2532
and
παντα
G3956
all
ὁσα
G3745
all-that
εχει
G2192
has
και
G2532
and
αποδοθηναι
G591
to-be-repaid

18:26 “The slave fell down before him and begged, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full!’

πεσων
G4098
falling
ουν
G3767
then

G3588
the
δουλος
G1401
slave
προσεκυνει
G4352
worshiped
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
λεγων
G3004
saying
μακροθυμησον
G3114
you-persevere!
επ᾽
G1909
on
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
και
G2532
and
παντα
G3956
all
αποδωσω
G591
I-shall-reimburse
σοι
G4671
[to]-you

18:27 The master was moved with compassion and forgave the debt. But after he was let go,

σπλαγχνισθεις
G4697
being-moved-with-compassion
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
κυριος
G2962
master
του
G3588
[of]-the
δουλου
G1401
[of]-slave
εκεινου
G1565
[of]-that-one
απελυσεν
G630
released
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
δανειον
G1156
debt
αφηκεν
G863
sent-forward
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]

18:28 the slave went out from there to go after a fellow slave who owed him about a year’s wages. Grabbing him by the throat he demanded, ‘Pay back what you owe me!’

εξελθων
G1831
departing
δε
G1161
yet

G3588
the
δουλος
G1401
slave
εκεινος
G1565
that-one
εὑρεν
G2147
found
ἑνα
G1520
one
των
G3588
[of]-the
συνδουλων
G4889
[of]-co-slaves
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
ὁς
G3739
who
ωφειλεν
G3784
was-obligated
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
ἑκατον
G1540
hundred
δηναρια
G1220
denarii
και
G2532
and
κρατησας
G2902
forcefully-retaining
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
επνιγεν
G4155
choked
λεγων
G3004
saying
αποδος
G591
you-reimburse!
ει.
G1487
if
τι
G5101
what
οφειλεις
G3784
you-are-owing

18:29 So that slave begged him, ‘Be patient with me and I will pay you back!’

πεσων
G4098
falling
ουν
G3767
then

G3588
the
συνδουλος
G4889
co-slave
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
παρεκαλει
G3870
advocated
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
λεγων
G3004
saying
μακροθυμησον
G3114
you-persevere!
επ᾽
G1909
on
εμοι
G1698
[to]-me
και
G2532
and
αποδωσω
G591
I-shall-reimburse
σοι
G4671
[to]-you

18:30 But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he paid back every bit of his debt.


G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
ουκ
G3756
not
ηθελεν
G2309
chose
αλλα
G235
but
απελθων
G565
departing
εβαλεν
G906
threw
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
εις
G1519
into
φυλακην
G5438
prison
ἑως
G2193
until
αποδω
G591
may-repay
το
G3588
the
οφειλομενον
G3784
being-obligated

18:31 “But the other slaves saw what he did and were very upset. So they went to the master and informed him of what had happened.

ιδοντες
G1492
seeing
ουν
G3767
then
οἱ
G3588
the
συνδουλοι
G4889
co-slaves
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
τα
G3588
the
γενομενα
G1096
coming-to-be
ελυπηθησαν
G3076
they-were-distressed
σφοδρα
G4970
extremely
και
G2532
and
ελθοντες
G2064
coming
διεσαφησαν
G1285
they-clarified
τω
G3588
[to]-the
κυριω
G2962
master
ἑαυτων
G1438
they-[of]-themselves
παντα
G3956
all
τα
G3588
the
γενομενα
G1096
coming-to-be

18:32 Then the master called that slave in and said to him, ‘You evil slave! I forgave all that debt you owed me, just because you asked.

τοτε
G5119
then
προσκαλεσαμενος
G4341
calling-to-self
αυτον
G846
him/her/it

G3588
the
κυριος
G2962
master
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
λεγει
G3004
is-saying
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
δουλε
G1401
(oh)-slave
πονηρε
G4190
evil
πασαν
G3956
all
την
G3588
the
οφειλην
G3782
due
εκεινην
G1565
that-one
αφηκα
G863
I-sent-away
σοι
G4671
[to]-you
επει
G1893
since
παρεκαλεσας
G3870
you-advocated
με
G3165
me

18:33 So why didn’t you have the same pity on your fellow slave?’

ουκ
G3756
not
εδει
G1210
was-necessary
και
G2532
and
σε
G4571
you
ελεησαι
G1653
to-pity
τον
G3588
the
συνδουλον
G4889
co-slave
σου
G4675
[of]-you
ὡς
G5613
as
καγω
G2504
and-I
σε
G4571
you
ηλεησα
G1653
I-pitied

18:34 Then in his rage his master handed him over to the torturers until he had paid every last bit of his debt.

και
G2532
and
οργισθεις
G3710
being-angry

G3588
the
κυριος
G2962
master
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
παρεδωκεν
G3860
handed-over
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
βασανισταις
G930
[to]-torturers
ἑως
G2193
until
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
αποδω
G591
may-repay
παν
G3956
all
το
G3588
the
οφειλομενον
G3784
being-obligated

18:35 And so it will be with my Father in the heavens, if you won’t forgive your sisters and brothers from the heart.”

οὑτως
G3779
likewise
και
G2532
and

G3588
the
πατηρ
G3962
father
μου
G3450
[of]-me

G3588
the
ουρανιος
G3770
heavenly
ποιησει
G4160
shall-be-doing
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
εαν
G1437
if-ever
μη
G3361
not
αφητε
G863
yous-may-send-out
ἑκαστος
G1538
each
τω
G3588
[to]-the
αδελφω
G80
[to]-sibling
αυτου
G846
[of]-self
απο
G575
from
των
G3588
[of]-the
καρδιων
G2588
[of]-hearts
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous