What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety nine, and go into the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray?
13 And if he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more about that sheep, than the ninety nine that did not go astray.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15 Moreover if your brother sins, go and tell him his fault when the two of you are alone. If he hears you [and repents], you have regained your brother.
16 But if he will not hear you, then take one or two more with you, so that at the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established.
17 And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; but if he refuses to listen to the church [and repent], let him be like a heathen or a tax collector to you.
18 Truly I say to you that whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say to you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father who is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them."
21 Then Peter came to him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"
22 And Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is likened to a certain king, who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
24 And when he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
25 But since he was not able to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down and begged him, saying, 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.'
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and released him and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred pence; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe.'
29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will pay you all that I owe.'
30 But he would not, and went and cast him into prison until he could pay the debt.
31 Now when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, 'O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt because you asked me.
33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you?'
34 And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if each of you from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."