Warning Against Idleness

Now we command you, brothers, (A)in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, (B)that you keep away from any (C)brother (D)who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.

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19 I will give you (A)the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and (B)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[a] in heaven.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:19 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

18 Truly, I say to you, (A)whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[a] in heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:18 Or shall have been bound… shall have been loosed

23 (A)If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

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since you seek proof that Christ (A)is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but (B)is powerful among you.

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10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come (A)I may not have to be (B)severe in my use of (C)the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.

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20 As for those who persist in sin, (A)rebuke them in the presence of all, (B)so that the rest may stand in fear.

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