Parallel Verses

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].

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.

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.

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 pagan and a tax collector.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the congregation ; but if he neglects to hear the congregation, let him be unto thee as a worldly man 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
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 
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 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]. 17 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]. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever [truth] you disciples require [of people to believe and obey] on earth will have [already] been required [by God] in heaven. And whatever [truth] you do not require [of people to believe and obey] on earth, will not have [already] been required [by God] in heaven.


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brothers, in the name [i.e., by the authority] of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you people stay away from every brother [or sister] who lives an idle life [See note on I Thess. 5:14], and not according to the [inspired] tradition which you received from us.

Matthew 5:46

For if you love [only] those who love you, what reward will you get for that? Do not even the publicans [Note: These were people with a bad reputation for their dishonest tax collecting activities] do that much?

Matthew 6:7

And when you pray, do not use worthless repetitions like the [unconverted] Gentiles, for they think their lengthy, repetitious wording [in prayer] is more likely to be heard [by God].

1 Corinthians 5:3-5

For although physically absent [from you], I am truly present with you in spirit and have already judged the person who did this [terrible] thing, just as if I were there [in person].

Matthew 11:19

[Then] the Son of man came eating and drinking [at festive occasions] and they said, 'Look, He is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of tax collectors and worldly people.' It proves that [God's] wise counsel is right by the way things turn out."

Matthew 21:31-32

Which of these two sons did what his father wanted?" They answered, "The first one." Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, tax collectors and prostitutes [will] enter the kingdom of God ahead of you.

Luke 15:1

Now the tax collectors and worldly people were all gathering around Jesus to listen to Him.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood up [conspicuously] and prayed about himself this way [i.e., bragging to God about how good he was], 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, sexually unfaithful to their mates, or even like that tax collector [over there].

Luke 19:2-3

Just then, there appeared a man named Zacchaeus, who was a wealthy, chief tax collector.

Acts 6:1-3

Now during the days when the disciples were multiplying in number [in Jerusalem. See verse 7], some Greek-[speaking] Jews began to complain to the Hebrews that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution [of food].

Acts 15:6-7

So, the apostles and elders [of the Jerusalem church] met together to discuss this problem.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I urge you, brothers, watch out for those who are causing divisions and occasions for falling [away from God over matters] contrary to the teaching you have learned, and withdraw from them [i.e., stop listening to their false teaching].

1 Corinthians 5:9-7

I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.

2 Corinthians 2:6-7

The punishment inflicted [on him] by the majority of you was sufficient. [Note: If this is a reference to the incestuous man of I Cor. 5:4ff, then the punishment was removing him from their fellowship].

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Do not team up with unbelievers [i.e., in close relationships, such as marriage, etc.]. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or, what fellowship can light have with darkness?

Ephesians 4:17-19

So, I tell you this, and insist [on it] by [the authority of] the Lord: Do not continue to live with worthless thoughts as [unconverted] Gentiles do.

Ephesians 5:11-12

Do not have fellowship with [people who practice] worthless deeds of darkness [i.e., sinful living], but expose them instead.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

And if any person does not obey our instructions, [given] in this letter, you should take note of him so that you do not associate with him, in hope that he will become ashamed [of his conduct].

1 Timothy 6:5

[and] continual wranglings between people with corrupt minds, who are deprived of the truth. They think that [professing] godliness is a way to obtain [financial] gain.

2 John 1:10-11

If anyone comes to you [i.e., to your meetings] who does not bring this teaching [about Christ], you should not welcome him into your home or give him [any] greetings [i.e., suggesting approval or endorsement].

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote a letter to the church [there], but Diotrephes, who loves to be first [in importance] among the members [of the body there], does not receive us [i.e., he did not listen to or acknowledge the authority of us apostles].



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