Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

"And if your brother sins against you, go and show him where he wronged you, [but] keep it between just the two of you. If he listens to you [i.e., accepts your reasoning and repents], you have won your brother [back].

New American Standard Bible

"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

"If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother.

International Standard Version

"If your brother sins against you, go and confront him while the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

A Conservative Version

But if thy brother should sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone. If he should hear thee, thou have gained thy brother.

American Standard Version

And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Amplified

If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

Anderson New Testament

And if your brother sin against you, go and tell him of his fault between you and him alone; if he hear you, you have gained your brother.

Bible in Basic English

And if your brother does wrong to you, go, make clear to him his error between you and him in private: if he gives ear to you, you have got your brother back again.

Common New Testament

"If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Now in case such a brother do you an injury, go and expostulate with him in private: if he repents, thou hast saved thy brother.

Darby Translation

But if thy brother sin against thee, go, reprove him between thee and him alone. If he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Godbey New Testament

But if thy brother may sin, go, and convict him between thee and him alone: if he may hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother:

Goodspeed New Testament

"But if your brother wrongs you go to him and show him his fault while you are alone with him. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

John Wesley New Testament

But if thy brother shall sin against thee, go and tell him his fault, between thee and him alone: if he will hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore if thy brother shall sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Julia Smith Translation

And if thy brother sin against thee, retire, and refute him between thee and him alone; if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

King James 2000

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you have gained your brother.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Now if your brother sins against you, go correct him between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Modern King James verseion

But if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Moreover, if thy brother trespass against thee, Go and tell him his fault between him and thee alone. If he hear thee, thou hast won thy brother:

Moffatt New Testament

If your brother sins [against you], go and reprove him, as between you and him alone. If he listens to you, then you have won your brother over;

Montgomery New Testament

"If your brother sins against you, go and show him, between yourself and him alone. If he listens, you have won your brother.

NET Bible

"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have regained your brother.

New Heart English Bible

"If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.

Noyes New Testament

Moreover, if thy brother sin, go and reprove him between thee and him alone. If he listen to thee, thou hast gained thy brother;

Sawyer New Testament

But if your brother sins against you, go and reprove him between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if thy brother sin, withdraw, convince him, betwixt thee and him, alone, - If unto thee he hearken, thou hast gained thy brother;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now if thy brother sin against thee, go and reprove him between thyself and him alone; if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If your Brother does wrong, go to him and convince him of his fault when you and he are alone. If he listens to you, you have won your Brother.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

"If your brother acts wrongly towards you, go and point out his fault to him when only you and he are there. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Williams New Testament

"Again, if your brother wrongs you, go and while alone with him show him the wrong. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

World English Bible

"If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.

Worrell New Testament

"And, if your brother sin against you, go show him his fault between you and him alone. If he hear you, you gained your brother;

Worsley New Testament

And if thy brother trespass against thee, go and expostulate with him alone; if he hearken to thee, thou hast gained thy brother:

Youngs Literal Translation

'And if thy brother may sin against thee, go and show him his fault between thee and him alone, if he may hear thee, thou didst gain thy brother;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155
Usage: 155

σοῦ 
Sou 
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241
Usage: 241

ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἁμαρτάνω 
Hamartano 
Usage: 35

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

σέ 
Se 
σοῦ 
Sou 
σοῦ 
Sou 
thee, thou, thy house, not tr
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 110
Usage: 241
Usage: 241

go
ὑπάγω 
Hupago 
go, go way, go away, get thee, depart, get thee hence
Usage: 26

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐλέγχω 
Elegcho 
Usage: 12




Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐλέγχω 
Elegcho 
Usage: 12

μεταξύ 
metaxu 
Usage: 4

μόνος 
Monos 
Usage: 30

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

thou hast gained
κερδαίνω 
Kerdaino 
Usage: 9

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 18:15

Images Matthew 18:15

Context Readings

Confronting A Brother Who Sins Against You

14 In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that [a single] one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of Christ] should be lost. 15 "And if your brother sins against you, go and show him where he wronged you, [but] keep it between just the two of you. If he listens to you [i.e., accepts your reasoning and repents], you have won your brother [back]. 16 But if he does not listen [to your reasoning], take one or two other people with you, so that two or three witnesses can verify every word [that was said].


Cross References

1 Corinthians 9:19-21

For although I am free from [being accountable to] all people, I placed myself under obligation to them [as a slave], so as to win as many as possible [to Christ].

Colossians 3:13

Tolerate one another's [weaknesses] and forgive each other if anyone [of you] has a complaint against someone else. You should forgive people just as the Lord forgave you.

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if anyone among you strays away from the truth [of God's inspired message], and someone brings him back [to it],

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way [that Jesus was submissive], you wives should submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even though they may not obey the [Gospel] message [they have heard] they may, without your talking [to them about it],

Matthew 18:35

In the same way my heavenly Father will also deal with you [i.e., punish you] unless every one of you forgives his brother from the heart."

Luke 17:3-4

Pay attention to yourselves! "If your brother sins, rebuke him [i.e., show him where he is wrong in hope of effecting a change]; and if he repents [i.e., changes his heart and life], forgive him.

Romans 12:21

[So], do not be conquered by evil, but [instead] conquer evil by doing good.

1 Corinthians 6:6-8

But [instead], a brother goes to court against his brother, and that in front of an unbelieving [judge]!

1 Corinthians 8:12

And in this way, when you sin against the brothers by injuring their weak conscience, you are [actually] sinning against Christ.

2 Corinthians 7:12

So, although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the person who did the wrong, nor for the one who was wronged, but so that you could realize before God how devoted to us you are.

Galatians 6:1

Brothers, if any one of you is overwhelmed by a [particular] sin, those of you who are spiritually minded should [attempt to] restore such a person [to faithfulness]. But do it in a gentle way, being very careful that you yourself do not become tempted [to get involved in any sin].

1 Thessalonians 4:6

And none of you should violate and exploit his brother [or sister] in such a matter. For the Lord will punish people for all these things, just as we told you before and warned you.

2 Thessalonians 3:15

And yet do not consider him to be an enemy, but warn him as [you would] a [Christian] brother.



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