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And become like little children,
You will never enter

The Kingdom of Heaven.
So whoever shall humble himself

Like this little child,
The same is the greatest
In the Kingdom of Heaven.

Whoever shall receive

One such little child,

In my name
Receives me.
But whoever shall offend

One of these little ones

Who believe in me,
It is good for him

That a great millstone
Should be hung about his neck,
And he should be sunk

In the depth of the sea.
Woe to the world because of offences !

For offences must come.
But woe to that man

Through whom the offence comes ! If your hand or your

foot is a hindrance to you, Cut it off, Throw it from you.

It is good for you,

into life maimed or lame, Rather than with two hands or two feet To be thrown into the eternal fire.

If your eye is a hindrance to you,

Pick it out,

Throw it from you. It is good for you

To go into life one-eyed, Rather than with two eyes To be thrown into the gehenna of fire.

See that you do not despise

One of these little ones.
For I tell you that in heaven

Their angels always look upon
The face of my father in Heaven.

What do you think?

If a man has a hundred sheep,
And one of them has gone astray,
Does he not leave the ninety-nine
On the mountains,
And go

and seek the one astray ?
And if he happens to find it,
To tell you the truth,
He rejoices over it


More than over the ninety-nine

Which have not gone astray. In the same way,

It is not the wish of my Father in Heaven That one of these little ones should perish.

If your brother

wrongs you, Go show him his fault

Between you and him alone.
If he listens to you,
You have won your

brother. But if he does not listen to you,

Take with you one or two more,
That at the mouth of two witnesses or three

Every word may be established.
If he refuses to hear them

Tell it to the Church.
If he refuses to hear the Church, also,

Let him be to you as the heathen
And the tax-collector.

To tell you the truth :
Whatever you

shall bind on earth, Will be bound in heaven. Whatever


shall loose on earth Will be loosed in heaven. Again to tell you the truth :

If two of you shall agree on earth


On anything they will ask

It will be done for them

By my Father in Heaven.
For where two or three
Are gathered together in my name.

There am I in the midst of them.

Then Peter came and said to him :

Lord, how often am I to forgive my brother when he wrongs me? Seven times?"

“ I do not tell you, Seven times, but, Seventy times seven,” Jesus said to him. “So the Kingdom of Heaven is compared to a certain king who wished to have a settlement with his slaves : and when he had begun the settlement, one was brought to him who owed him fifty million dollars. But since he had not the means to pay, the master ordered him to be sold and his wife and children, and all he had, and payment to be made.

So the slave fell down at his feet and said:

Have patience with me and I will pay you all.

The master of that slave took pity on him and released him, and forgave him the debt.

But that slave went out and found one of his fellow-slaves who owed him a hundred dollars,

was due.

and he laid hold on him and took him by the throat, and said:

Pay what you owe.

So his fellow-slave fell down and begged him :

Have patience with me and I will pay you.

He would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should


what So when his fellow-slaves saw what was done they were exceedingly sorry, and came and told their master all that was done.

Then his master called him to him :

You wicked slave, he said, I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me. Should not you also have taken pity on your fellow-slave, just as I took pity on you?

His master was angry and delivered him to the tormentors till he should pay all that was due.

In the same way will my heavenly Father treat you, if each one of you does not forgive your brother from your heart.”

When Jesus had finished these words he went from Galilee and came into the parts of Judæa beyond Jordan. And great crowds followed him and he cured them there.

Some Pharisees came and tempted him and said :

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