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18

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΘΘΑΙΟΝ

Matthew

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1Ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὡρᾳ προσῆλθον οἱ μαθηταὶ τῷ Ἰησοῦ λέγοντες, Τίς ἀρα μείζων ἐστὶν ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν; At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?'The Greatest in the Kingdom Mt.18.1-5 | Mk.9.33-37 | Lk.9.46-48
2καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος παιδίον ἐστησεν αὐτὸ ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν He called a child, set him in front of them, 
3καὶ εἶπεν, Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐὰν μὴ στραφῆτε καὶ γένησθε ὡς τὰ παιδία, οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν. and said, 'I tell you this: unless you turn round and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. 
4ὁστις οὖν ταπεινώσει ἑαυτὸν ὡς τὸ παιδίον τοῦτο, οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ μείζων ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν. Let a man humble himself till he is like this child, and he will be the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. 
5καὶ ὃς ἐὰν δέξηται ἓν παιδίον τοιοῦτο ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου, ἐμὲ δέχεται. Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me. 
6Ὃς δ' ἂν σκανδαλίσῃ ἑνα τῶν μικρῶν τούτων τῶν πιστευόντων εἰς ἐμέ, συμφέρει αὐτῷ ἵνα κρεμασθῇ μύλος ὀνικὸς περὶ τὸν τράχηλον αὐτοῦ καὶ καταποντισθῇ ἐν τῷ πελάγει τη 'ς θαλάσσης. But if a man is a cause of stumbling to one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung round his neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.Temptations to Sin Mt.18.6-9 | Mk.9.42-48 | Lk.17.1-2
7οὐαὶ τῷ κόσμῳ ἀπὸ τῶν σκανδάλων· ἀνάγκη γὰρ ἐλθεῖν τὰ σκάνδαλα, πλὴν οὐαὶ τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ δῖ οὗ τὸ σκάνδαλον ἐρχεται. Alas for the world that such causes of stumbling arise! Come they must, but woe betide the man through whom they come!
 
8Εἰ δὲ ἡ χείρ σου ἢ ὁ πούς σου σκανδαλίζει σε, ἐκκοψον αὐτὸν καὶ βάλε ἀπὸ σοῦ· καλόν σοί ἐστιν εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν ζωὴν κυλλὸν ἢ χωλόν, ἢ δύο χεῖρας ἢ δύο πόδας ἐχοντ α βληθῆναι εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον. 'If your hand or your foot is your undoing, cut it off and fling it away; it is better for you to enter into life maimed or lame, than to keep two hands or two feet and be thrown into the eternal fire. 
9καὶ εἰ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου σκανδαλίζει σε, ἐξελε αὐτὸν καὶ βάλε ἀπὸ σοῦ· καλόν σοί ἐστιν μονόφθαλμον εἰς τὴν ζωὴν εἰσελθεῖν, ἢ δύο ὀφθαλμοὺς ἐχοντα βληθῆναι εἰς τὴν γέενναν τοῦ πυρός. If it is your eye that is your undoing, tear it out and fling it away; it is better to enter into life with one eye than to keep both eyes and be thrown into the fires of hell.
 
10Ὁρᾶτε μὴ καταφρονήσητε ἑνὸς τῶν μικρῶν τούτων· λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι οἱ ἀγγελοι αὐτῶν ἐν οὐρανοῖς διὰ παντὸς βλέπουσι τὸ πρόσωπον τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς. 'Never despise one of these little ones; I tell you, they have their guardian angels in heaven, who look continually on the face of my heavenly Father.The Parable of the Lost Sheep Mt.18.10-14 | Lk.15.3-7
11ῆλθεν γὰρ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου σῶσαι τὸ ἀπολωλός. [Some manuscripts add: For the Son of Man came to save the lost.]
 
12Τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ; ἐὰν γένηταί τινι ἀνθρώπῳ ἑκατὸν πρόβατα καὶ πλανηθῇ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν, οὐχὶ ἀφήσει τὰ ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα ἐπὶ τὰ ὀρη καὶ πορευθεὶς ζητεῖ τὸ πλανώμενον; 'What do you think? Suppose a man has a hundred sheep. If one of them strays, does he not leave the other ninety-nine on the hill-side and go in search of the one that strayed? 
13καὶ ἐὰν γένηται εὑρεῖν αὐτό, ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι χαίρει ἐπ' αὐτῷ μᾶλλον ἢ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα τοῖς μὴ πεπλανημένοις. And if he should find it, I tell you this: he is more delighted over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that never strayed. 
14οὑτως οὐκ ἐστιν θέλημα ἐμπροσθεν τοῦ πατρὸς ὑμῶν τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἵνα ἀπόληται ἓν τῶν μικρῶν τούτων. In the same way, it is not your heavenly Father's will that one of these little ones should be lost.
 
15Ἐὰν δὲ ἀμαρτήσῃ [εἰς σὲ] ὁ ἀδελφός σου, ὑπαγε ἐλεγξον αὐτὸν μεταξὺ σοῦ καὶ αὐτοῦ μόνου. ἐάν σου ἀκούσῃ, ἐκέρδησας τὸν ἀδελφόν σου· 'If your brother commits a sin, go and take the matter up with him, strictly between yourselves, and if he listens to you, you have won your brother over.A Brother who Sins Mt.18.15-20 | Lk.17.3
16ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀκούσῃ, παράλαβε μετὰ σοῦ ἐτι ἑνα ἢ δύο, ἵνα ἐπὶ στόματος δύο μαρτύρων ἢ τριῶν σταθῇ πᾶν ῥῆμα· If he will not listen, take one or two others with you, so that all facts may be duly established on the evidence of two or three witnesses.- confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses Mt.18.16 | Dt.19.15
17ἐὰν δὲ παρακούσῃ αὐτῶν, εἰπὲ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ· ἐὰν δὲ καὶ τῆς ἐκκλησίας παρακούσῃ, ἐστω σοι ὡσπερ ὁ ἐθνικὸς καὶ ὁ τελώνης. If he refuses to listen to them, report the matter to the congregation; and if he will not listen even to the congregation, you must then treat him as you would a pagan or a tax-gatherer. 
18Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὁσα ἐὰν δήσητε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐσται δεδεμένα ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ὁσα ἐὰν λύσητε ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐσται λελυμένα ἐν οὐρανῷ. 'I tell you this: whatever you forbid on earth shall is be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you allow on earth shall be allowed in heaven. 
19Πάλιν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐὰν δύο συμφωνήσωσιν ἐξ ὑμῶν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς περὶ παντὸς πράγματος οὗ ἐὰν αἰτήσωνται, γενήσεται αὐτοῖς παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν οὐρανοῖς. 'Again I tell you this: if two of you agree on earth is about any request you have to make, that request will be granted by my heavenly Father. 
20οὗ γάρ εἰσιν δύο ἢ τρεῖς συνηγμένοι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὀνομα, ἐκεῖ εἰμι ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν. For where two or three have met together in my name, I am there among them.'
 
21Τότε προσελθὼν ὁ Πέτρος εἶπεν αὐτῷ, Κύριε, ποσάκις ἀμαρτήσει εἰς ἐμὲ ὁ ἀδελφός μου καὶ ἀφήσω αὐτῷ; ἑως ἑπτάκις; Then Peter came up and asked him, 'Lord, how often am I to forgive my brother if he goes on wronging me? As many as seven times?'The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Mt.18.21-35
22λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, Οὐ λέγω σοι ἑως ἑπτάκις ἀλλὰ ἑως ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά. Jesus replied, 'I do not say seven times; I say seventy times seven.
 
23Διὰ τοῦτο ὡμοιώθη ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ ὃς ἠθέλησεν συνᾶραι λόγον μετὰ τῶν δούλων αὐτοῦ. 'The kingdom of Heaven, therefore, should be thought of in this way: There was once a king who decided to settle accounts with the men who served him. 
24ἀρξαμένου δὲ αὐτοῦ συναίρειν προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ εἷς ὀφειλέτης μυρίων ταλάντων. At the outset there appeared before him a man whose debt ran into millions. 
25μὴ ἐχοντος δὲ αὐτοῦ ἀποδοῦναι ἐκέλευσεν αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος πραθῆναι καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ τὰ τέκνα καὶ πάντα ὁσα ἐχει, καὶ ἀποδοθῆναι. Since he had no means of paying, his master ordered him to be sold to meet the debt, with his wife, his children, and everything he had. 
26πεσὼν οὖν ὁ δοῦλος προσεκύνει αὐτῷ λέγων, Μακροθύμησον ἐπ' ἐμοί, καὶ πάντα ἀποδώσω σοι. The man fell prostrate at his master's feet. "Be patient with me," he said, "and I will pay in full"; 
27σπλαγχνισθεὶς δὲ ὁ κύριος τοῦ δούλου ἐκείνου ἀπέλυσεν αὐτόν, καὶ τὸ δάνειον ἀφῆκεν αὐτῷ. and the master was so moved with pity that he let the man go and remitted the debt. 
28ἐξελθὼν δὲ ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος εὗρεν ἑνα τῶν συνδούλων αὐτοῦ ὃς ὠφειλεν αὐτῷ ἑκατὸν δηνάρια, καὶ κρατήσας αὐτὸν ἐπνιγεν λέγων, Ἀπόδος εἰ τι ὀφείλεις. But no sooner had the man gone out than he met a fellow-servant who owed him a few pounds; and catching hold of him he gripped him by the throat and said, "Pay me what you owe." 
29πεσὼν οὖν ὁ σύνδουλος αὐτοῦ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν λέγων, Μακροθύμησον ἐπ' ἐμοί, καὶ ἀποδώσω σοι. The man fell at his fellow-servant's feet, and begged him, "Be patient with me, and I will pay you"; 
30ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἠθελεν, ἀλλὰ ἀπελθὼν ἐβαλεν αὐτὸν εἰς φυλακὴν ἑως ἀποδῷ τὸ ὀφειλόμενον. but he refused, and had him jailed until he should pay the debt. 
31ἰδόντες οὖν οἱ σύνδουλοι αὐτοῦ τὰ γενόμενα ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα, καὶ ἐλθόντες διεσάφησαν τῷ κυρίῳ ἑαυτῶν πάντα τὰ γενόμενα. The other servants were deeply distressed when they saw what had happened, and they went to their master and told him the whole story. 
32τότε προσκαλεσάμενος αὐτὸν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ λέγει αὐτῷ, Δοῦλε πονηρέ, πᾶσαν τὴν ὀφειλὴν ἐκείνην ἀφῆκά σοι, ἐπεὶ παρεκάλεσάς με· He accordingly sent for the man. "You scoundrel!" he said to him, 
33οὐκ ἐδει καὶ σὲ ἐλεῆσαι τὸν σύνδουλόν σου, ὡς κἀγὼ σὲ ἠλέησὰ; "I remitted the whole of your debt when you appealed to me; were you not bound to show your fellow-servant the same pity as I showed to you?" 
34καὶ ὀργισθεὶς ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ παρέδωκεν αὐτὸν τοῖς βασανισταῖς ἑως οὗ ἀποδῷ πᾶν τὸ ὀφειλόμενον. And so angry was the master that he condemned the man to tenure until he should pay the debt in full. 
35Οὑτως καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου ὁ οὐράνιος ποιήσει ὑμῖν ἐὰν μὴ ἀφῆτε ἑκαστος τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῶν καρδιῶν ὑμῶν. And that is how my heavenly Father will deal with you, unless you each forgive your brother from your hearts.'
 
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