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Matthew 18

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Causing to Stumble

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

The Parable of the Wandering Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. [11] [a]

12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

Dealing With Sin in the Church

15 “If your brother or sister[b] sins,[c] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[d] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[e] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[f] loosed in heaven.

19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[g]

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[h] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[i] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”


  1. Matthew 18:11 Some manuscripts include here the words of Luke 19:10.
  2. Matthew 18:15 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verses 21 and 35.
  3. Matthew 18:15 Some manuscripts sins against you
  4. Matthew 18:16 Deut. 19:15
  5. Matthew 18:18 Or will have been
  6. Matthew 18:18 Or will have been
  7. Matthew 18:22 Or seventy times seven
  8. Matthew 18:24 Greek ten thousand talents; a talent was worth about 20 years of a day laborer’s wages.
  9. Matthew 18:28 Greek a hundred denarii; a denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer (see 20:2).

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Mateo 18

¿Dios mandacunpica maijanshi ashtahuan alli nishca canga?

1Pedrohuan Jesús parlanacucujpirajmi, caishuj yachacujcuna Paipajman shamushpa, cashna nircacuna:

–Jahua pacha Dios mandacunpica, ¿ñucanchijca maijantaj ashtahuan alli nishca canchij?– nircacuna.

Chashna tapujpi Jesusca, shuj huambrata cayashpa, paicunapaj chaupipi shayachishpami, cashna nirca:

–Cancuna Diospajman cutirishpamari, huahuacuna shina tucuna canguichij. Mana chashna tucushpaca, jahua pacha Dios mandacunmanca mana yaicui tucunguichijchu, chashnami canga. Maijanpish cai huahua shina tucujmi, jahua pacha Dios mandacunpica, ashtahuan jatun nishca canga. Maijanpish ñuca shutipi cai huahua shina huahuata chasquijca, ñucatami chasquin. Ñucata crij, cai uchilla shinacunata juchapi urmachijtaca, cutana jatun rumita cungapi huatashpa, jatun cucha chaupipi shitanami alli canman. Cai pachapica, imapish ñitcachij millaicunaca, achcami tiyan. Chaica tiyanallatajmi. Chashna tiyajpipish, ñucata caticujpi ñitcachijcunaca, ¡ai, imachari tucunga! Chaimanta cambaj maqui, cambaj chaqui canta ima mana allita rurachisha nijpica, p'itishpa canmanta anchuchishpa shitai. Ucu pacha mana huañuj ninapi ishqui maquindij, ishqui chaquindij shitashca canapaj randica, chulla maquillahuan, chulla chaquillahuanpish jahua pachapi causanaman rinami alli. Shinallataj cambaj ñahui ima mana allita rurachisha nijpica, surcushpa shitangui. Ucu pacha ninapi ishqui ñahuindijta shitashca canapaj randica, chulla ñahuillahuanpish jahua pachapi causanaman rinami alli.

Chingarishca ovejahuan ch'imbapurashpa yuyachishca parlomi

10 Cai uchilla shinacunataca, pajta pitapish p'iñashpa, mana ricushun ninguichijman. Cancunaman huillanimi: Caicunapaj angelcunaca, jahua pachapi caj ñuca Yayataca huiñaitami ñahui ñahui ricucun. 11 Runa Aichayuj ñucaca, chingarishcacunata quishpichingapajmi shamurcani.

12 ¿Imatataj yuyanguichij? Maijan runa patsaj ovejata charijca, shuj chingarijpica, ¿imatashi ruranman? Paica iscun chunga iscun ovejata saquishpami, chai chingarishcata urcupi mashcanaman rinman. 13 Chai chingarishca ovejata japishpaca, caishuj iscun chunga iscun mana chingarishca ovejacunamantapish yallimari cushicunman. 14 Shinallataj jahua pachapi caj cancunapaj Yayapish, ‘Cai uchillacunamantaca shujllapish ama chingarishca canman’ yuyanmi.

Pi llaquichijpica chaitaraj allichichun mandashcami

15 Maijan huauqui canta ima shinapish llaquichijpica, mana allita rurashcataca, paillahuan rimanacushpa yuyachingui. Can rimashcata pai uyajpica, canmi Diospajman tigrachingui. 16 Canllahuan mana rimasha nijpica, shujta cashpa, ishquita cashpa pushashpa, cutin paipajman ringui. Paicunapaj ñaupajpi, paihuan imalla rimana cashcata rimangui. 17 Can pushashcacuna rimashcatapish mana uyasha nijpica, crijcuna tandanacushcapi, pai ima rurashcataca huillangui. Chai tandanacushca crijcuna rimashcatapish mana uyasha nijpica, paitaca Diosta mana caźuj, millaillataj cashcata yuyaichij.

18 Maijanta cai pachapi cancuna mana alli nijpica, jahua pachapipish mana alli nishcami canga. Shinallataj maijanta cai pachapi cancuna alli nijpica, jahua pachapipish alli nishcami canga, chashnatajmi canga.

19 Caitapish huillanimi: Diosta mañangapajca, cai pachapi cancunapuramanta ishquillapish shujlla yuyai tucuichij. Chashna mañajpica, jahua pachapi caj ñuca Yayaca, cancuna mañashcata cungami. 20 Ishquillapish, quimsallapish ñuca shutipi tandanacujpica, ñucaca paicunahuanmi cani– nircami.

21 Chashna nijpimi, Pedroca cashna nirca:

–Apunchij Jesús, shuj huauqui ñucata ima mana allita rurajpica, ¿mashna cutitaj perdonana cani, canchis cuticamachu perdonasha?– nircami.

22 Chashna nijpi Jesusca, cashnami nirca:

–Mana canchis cutillachu perdonai nini, ashtahuanpish, canchis chunga cutin canchiscamami perdonacunguilla nini.

Mana perdonasha nij runahuan ch'imbapurashca parlomi

23 Jahua pacha Dios mandacunca, cai shinami: Shuj llajtata mandajca, paipaj runacunata cayashpami: Pai mingashca cullquita mashnata mirachishcata tapurca. 24 Cullquicunata tapungapajca chunga huaranga talento cullquita tigrachina caj runatarajmi pushamurcacuna. 25 Chai runa mana tigrachi tucujpimi, chai mandajca cashna nirca: “Pai mana tigrachi tucushca cullquita japingapaj cai runataca huarmindij, huahuacunandij, ima charishcacunandij c'atugrichij” nircami. 26 Chashna nijpica chai runaca, mandajpaj ñaupajpi, pambacama cumurishpami: “Amito, shuyapailla, amataj p'iñaripaichu. Cambaj tucui cullquita tigrachipashallami” nirca. 27 Chashna nijpi mandajca, chai runata llaquishpami: “Ama tigrachinguichu, saquinguilla” nishpa cacharca. 28 Paita chashna cacharijpipish, paiman patsaj denariota manaraj tigrachij runahuanmi tuparca. Chai runataca: “Ñuca cullquita tigrachiari” nishpami, cungapi japishpa llapirca. 29 Chashna rurajpica caishuj dibij runaca pambacama cumurishpami: “Shuyapailla, ama p'iñaripaichu. Cambaj tucui cullquita tigrachipashallami” nirca. 30 Chashna nijpipish mana saquisha nishpa chai runataca, tucui cullquita tigrachingacamami carcelpi churachirca. 31 Chashna rurajta chai mandajta servij shujtaj runacuna ricushpaca, achcata llaquirishpami, chai runata ima shinalla llaquichishcata amoman huillagrircacuna. 32 Chaita huillajpica mandajca, paiman dibij runata cayachishpami, cashna nirca: “¡Millai runa! Can ‘Shuyapai’ nijpica, ñucaca ‘Saquilla, ama tigrachinguichu’ nircanimari. 33 Ñuca canta llaquishca shinallatajmi, canman asha cullquita mana tigrachij runatapish llaquina carcangui” nircami. 34 Mandajca achcata p'iñarishpa chashna nishpami, chai runataca paipaj cullquita tucui tigrachingacama macachun, macaj runacunaman curca.

35 Cancunapaj huauquicunata cancuna mana tucui shunguhuan perdonajpica, jahua pacha ñuca Yayapish chai mandaj shinallatajmi cancunatapish ruranga– nircami.