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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - Chapter 18 - Verse 16

Verse 16. If he will not hear thee, etc. That is, if he spurns or abuses you, or will not be entreated by you, and will not reform.

Take one or two more. The design of taking them seems to be,

(1.) that he might be induced to listen to them, Mt 18:17. They should be persons of influence or authority; his personal friends, or those in whom he could put confidence.

(2.) That they might be witnesses of his conduct before the church, Mt 18:17. The law of Moses required two or three witnesses, De 19:15; 2 Co 13:1; Joh 8:17.

 

{n} "witnesses" De 19:15

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