Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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 doesn't listen, take one or two others with you so that "every word may be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' 17 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. 18 "I tell all of you with certainty, whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven.


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 3:6

In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.

Matthew 5:46

If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they?

Matthew 6:7

"When you are praying, don't say meaningless things like the unbelievers do, because they think they will be heard by being so wordy.

1 Corinthians 5:3-5

Even though I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit. I have already passed judgment on the man who did this, as though I were present with you.

Ezra 6:21

So the Israelis who had returned from captivity ate the Passover with all who had consecrated themselves from the uncleanness of the nations of the land in order to seek the LORD God of Israel.

Ezekiel 11:12

Then you'll learn that I am the LORD, because you didn't live by my statues or obey my ordinances. Instead, you obeyed the ordinances of the nations around you."'"

Matthew 11:19

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Absolved from every act of sin, is wisdom by her kith and kin."

Matthew 21:31-32

Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one."

Luke 15:1

Now all the tax collectors and sinners kept coming to listen to Jesus.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

Luke 19:2-3

a man named Zacchaeus appeared. He was a leading tax collector, and a rich one at that!

Acts 6:1-3

In those days, as the number of the disciples was growing larger and larger, a complaint was made by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 15:6-7

So the apostles and the elders met to look into this claim.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and sinful enticements that oppose the teaching you have learned. Stay away from them,

1 Corinthians 5:9-7

I wrote to you in my letter to stop associating with people who are sexually immoral

2 Corinthians 2:6-7

This punishment by the majority is severe enough for such a man.

2 Corinthians 6:14-17

Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness?

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

Ephesians 5:11-12

and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of him. Have nothing to do with him so that he will feel ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:5

and incessant conflict between people who are depraved in mind and deprived of truth. They think that godliness is a way to make a profit.

2 John 1:10-11

If anyone comes to you but does not present his teachings, do not receive him into your house or even welcome him,

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, will not recognize our authority.

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