Matthew 18:15-17

If Your Brother Sins Against You

15 m "If your brother sins against you, n go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have o gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established p by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, q tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, r let him be to you as s a Gentile and s a tax collector.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 17:3
    Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
  2. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 3:15
    Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
    Titus 3:10
    As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.
    James 5:19
    My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back.
    Leviticus 19:17
    You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:19 - 22
    For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.
    1 Peter 3:1
    Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:15
    A single witness shall not suffice against a pe...
    2 Corinthians 13:1
    This is the third time I am coming to you. Ever...
    Numbers 35:30
    If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be...
    John 8:17
    In your Law it is written that the testimony of...
    1 Timothy 5:19
    Do not admit a charge against an elder except o...
    Hebrews 10:28
    Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies ...
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 5:4 - 5
    When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus.
    1 Corinthians 6:1 - 6
    When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints?
  6. Cross References
    Romans 16:17
    I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
    1 Corinthians 5:9 - 13
    I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people -
    2 Thessalonians 3:6
    Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
    2 Thessalonians 3:14
    If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.
    2 John 1:10
    If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 5:46 - 47
    For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 5:46 - 47
    For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
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