Luke 17:3
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New International Version
So watch yourselves. "If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.

New Living Translation
So watch yourselves! "If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive.

English Standard Version
Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

New American Standard Bible
"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

King James Bible
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be on your guard. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

International Standard Version
"Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

NET Bible
Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Guard your souls. If your brother should sin, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So watch yourselves! "If a believer sins, correct him. If he changes the way he thinks and acts, forgive him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother should trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

King James 2000 Bible
Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespasses against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

American King James Version
Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

American Standard Version
Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove him: and if he do penance, forgive him.

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother should sin, rebuke him; and if he should repent, forgive him.

English Revised Version
Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother shall trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he shall repent forgive him.

Weymouth New Testament
Be on your guard. "If your brother acts wrongly, reprove him; and if he is sorry, forgive him;

World English Bible
Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.

Young's Literal Translation
'Take heed to yourselves, and, if thy brother may sin in regard to thee, rebuke him, and if he may reform, forgive him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:1-10 It is no abatement of their guilt by whom an offence comes, nor will it lessen their punishment that offences will come. Faith in God's pardoning mercy, will enable us to get over the greatest difficulties in the way of forgiving our brethren. As with God nothing is impossible, so all things are possible to him that can believe. Our Lord showed his disciples their need of deep humility. The Lord has such a property in every creature, as no man can have in another; he cannot be in debt to them for their services, nor do they deserve any return from him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Take heed to yourselves: If thy Brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. "But do you take heed," the Lord went on to say, "my disciples; you too are in danger of committing deadly sin yourselves, and of doing my cause irreparable injury. Soft living m selfish luxury, about which I have been speaking lately, is not the only wrong you can commit; there is sore danger that men placed as you are will judge others harshly, even cruelly, and so offend in another way 'the little ones ' pressing into the kingdom: this is your especial snare." Things Jesus had noticed, perhaps congratulatory, self-sufficient comments he had heard them make on the occasion of the lately spoken parable of Dives, very likely had suggested this grave warning. So here he tells them, the future teachers of his Church, how they must act: while ever the bold, untiring, fearless rebukers of all vice, of every phase of selfishness, they must be never tired of exercising forgiveness the moment the offender is sorry. The repentant sinner must never be repelled by them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Take heed to yourselves..... Or to one another, that ye neither give, nor take offence. Take heed to your spirits, to your doctrines, walk, and conversation, that you give no offence to any, that you are not stumbled by what you shall see in, and meet with from others:

if thy brother trespass against thee; See Gill on Matthew 18:15.

rebuke him; privately, and proceed according to the rules there directed to; lay his sin before him; endeavour not only to convince him of the fact, but of the evil of it; how contrary to the will of God; how unbecoming the Gospel of Christ, and the profession he makes; how hurtful to himself, as well as injurious to his brother; and how such evils give the enemy occasion to reproach the saints, to speak evil of the ways of God, and blaspheme the name and doctrines of Christ, and harden sinners in their sins, as well as stumble weak Christians, and sadden the hearts of the righteous.

And if he repent; if he is made sensible of his evil, and is truly sorry for it, and ingenuously acknowledges it:

forgive him; the injury committed against a man's self; and pray to God for him, for an application of his pardoning grace and mercy to him; and comfort him with the hope of forgiveness with God, by the gracious promises and declarations of pardon made to such persons; drop all resentment and anger, and behave towards him with all sweetness of temper, and affability, and respect: and this is to be done immediately, as soon as a man repents: and so say the Jews (p);

"says R. Chanina bar Papa, whoever commits a thing, and repents of it, they forgive him directly; as it is said, Malachi 3:5 "and fear not me": lo, they that fear me, forgive immediately:''

such were reckoned good men, men fearing God.

(p) T. Bab. Chagiga, fol. 5. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3, 4. (See on [1681]Mt 18:15-17; [1682]Mt 18:21, 22).

Luke 17:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Temptations and Trespasses
2"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble. 3"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4"And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."
Cross References
Leviticus 19:17
"'Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.

Matthew 18:15
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
Treasury of Scripture

Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

heed.

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Exodus 34:12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants …

Deuteronomy 4:9,15,23 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you …

2 Chronicles 19:6,7 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not …

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, …

If.

Matthew 18:15-17,21 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell …

rebuke.

Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise …

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove …

Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you: rebuke a wise man, and he …

Proverbs 17:10 A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Galatians 2:11-14 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, …

James 5:19 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

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