Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And if he is heedless of them, speak to the church. But if he is also heedless of the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the tax collector.

New American Standard Bible

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

If he pays no attention to them, tell the church. But if he doesn’t pay attention even to the church, let him be like an unbeliever and a tax collector to you.

International Standard Version

If, however, he ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as an unbeliever and a tax collector.

American Standard Version

And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.

Amplified

If he pays no attention to them [refusing to listen and obey], tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile (unbeliever) and a tax collector.

An Understandable Version

And if he refuses to listen to them [i.e., the witnesses], explain the [whole] matter to the church [i.e., probably a specially called meeting of mature Christians to resolve the matter]. And if he refuses to listen to the church also, [i.e., to acknowledge his sin and repent of it], consider him like an [unconverted] Gentile or tax collector [i.e., do not have fellowship with him].

Anderson New Testament

But if he refuse to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he also refuse to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican.

Bible in Basic English

And if he will not give ear to them, let it come to the hearing of the church: and if he will not give ear to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-farmer.

Common New Testament

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Daniel Mace New Testament

if he does not relent, tell it to the church: but if he is not moved by the church, show him no more regard than you would to a pagan or a publican.

Darby Translation

But if he will not listen to them, tell it to the assembly; and if also he will not listen to the assembly, let him be to thee as one of the nations and a tax-gatherer.

Godbey New Testament

But if he may not hear them, tell the church: and if indeed he may not hear the church, let him be to thee as a heathen and publican.

Goodspeed New Testament

If he refuses to listen to them, tell the congregation. And if he refuses to listen to it, treat him as a heathen or a tax-collector.

John Wesley New Testament

And if he will not hear them, tell it to the church; but if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as an heathen and a publican.

Julia Smith Translation

And if he refuse hearing them, speak to the church: and if he refuse hearing the church, let him be to thee as of the nations and a publican.

King James 2000

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 you as a heathen man and a tax collector.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And if he refuses to listen to them, tell [it] to the church. But if he refuses to listen to the church also, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Modern King James verseion

And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he neglects to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen and a tax-collector.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If he hear not them, tell it unto the congregation: if he hear not the congregation, take him as a heathen man, and as a publican.

Moffatt New Testament

If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church; and if he refuses to listen to the church, treat him as a pagan or a taxgatherer.

Montgomery New Testament

"but if he will not heed the church, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax-gatherer.

NET Bible

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. If he refuses to listen to the church, treat him like a Gentile or a tax collector.

New Heart English Bible

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. If he refuses to hear the church also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

Noyes New Testament

And if he disregard them, tell the matter to the church; but if he disregard the church also, let him be to thee as a heathen and a publican.

Sawyer New Testament

and if he will not hear them, tell the assembly; and if he will not hear the assembly, let him be to you as a gentile and a publican.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if he hear them amiss, tell it to the assembly, - And, if, even the assembly, he hear amiss, Let him be unto thee, just as the man of the nations and the tax-collector.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if he disregard them, inform the church: and if he disregard the church, let him be to thee as a heathen, or a publican.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If he refuses to listen to them, speak to the Church; and, if he also refuses to listen to the Church, treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax-gatherer.

Webster

And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he shall neglect to hear the church, let him be to thee as a heathen and a publican.

Weymouth New Testament

If he refuses to hear them, appeal to the Church; and if he refuses to hear even the Church, regard him just as you regard a Gentile or a tax-gatherer.

Williams New Testament

And if he refuses to listen to the church, treat him as a heathen and as a tax-collector.

World English Bible

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the assembly. If he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax collector.

Worrell New Testament

And, if he disregard them, tell it to the assembly; and, if he disregard the assembly also, let him be to you as the gentile and the tax-collector.

Worsley New Testament

And if he disregard them, tell it to the church: but if he disregard the church too, let him be unto thee as an heathen and a publican.

Youngs Literal Translation

And if he may not hear them, say it to the assembly, and if also the assembly he may not hear, let him be to thee as the heathen man and the tax-gatherer.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
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

παρακούω 
Parakouo 
Usage: 0


Usage: 0

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

it unto the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he neglect to hear
παρακούω 
Parakouo 
Usage: 0

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

let him be
ἔστω ἔστωσαν 
Esto 
let be, be, not tr
Usage: 10

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

as
ὥσπερ 
Hosper 
as, even as, like as
Usage: 24

ἐθνικός 
Ethnikos 
Usage: 0

and

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

Context Readings

Confronting A Brother Who Sins Against You

16 But if he should not hear, take with thee one or two besides, so that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he is heedless of them, speak to the church. But if he is also heedless of the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and the tax collector. 18 Truly I say to you, however many things ye may bind on the earth will be things that are bound in heaven, and however many things ye may loose on the earth will be things that that are loosed in heaven.


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you to withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition, which they received from us.

Matthew 5:46

For if ye love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the tax collectors the same?

Matthew 6:7

And while praying do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think that they will be heard by their much speaking.

1 Corinthians 5:3-5

For I truly, as being absent in the body but present in the spirit, I have already, as though present, judged the man who committed this thing this way.

Ezra 6:21

And the sons of Israel who came again out of the captivity, and all such as had separated themselves to them from the filthiness of the nations of the land, to seek LORD, the God of Israel, ate,

Ezekiel 11:12

and ye shall know that I am LORD. For ye have not walked in my statutes, nor have ye executed my ordinances, but have done according to the ordinances of the nations that are round about you.

Matthew 11:19

The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold the man, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom is justified from her children.

Matthew 21:31-32

Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Truly I say to you, that the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

Luke 15:1

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were approaching him to hear him.

Luke 18:11

Having stood by himself, the Pharisee prayed these things: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, predatory, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

Luke 19:2-3

And behold, a man called by name, Zacchaeus. And he was a chief tax collector, and this man was rich.

Acts 6:1-3

Now in those days, the disciples being multiplied, there developed a murmuring of the Hellenists against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily assistance.

Acts 15:6-7

And the apostles and the elders were assembled together to see about this matter.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I beseech you, brothers, watch out for those who make the divisions and the stumbling blocks, contrary to the doctrine that ye learned, and turn away from them.

1 Corinthians 5:9-7

I wrote to you in the letter not to associate with fornicators,

2 Corinthians 2:6-7

Sufficient to such a man is this punishment by the many,

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Do not become unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what partnership has righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness?

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say therefore, and solemnly declare in Lord, for you to walk no longer as also the other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Ephesians 5:11-12

And do not associate with the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead even rebuke them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

And if any man does not obey our word by this letter, note that man, and do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:5

constant frictions of men corrupted in mind, and destitute of the truth, supposing piety to be a means of gain. Withdraw from such.

2 John 1:10-11

If any man comes to you, and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into a house, and do not speak to him to rejoice.

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote to the congregation, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first of them, did not accept us.

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