Matthew 6:15
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New International Version
But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

New Living Translation
But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

English Standard Version
but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

New American Standard Bible
"But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

King James Bible
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you don't forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.

International Standard Version
But if you do not forgive people their offenses, your Father will not forgive your offenses."

NET Bible
But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if you will not forgive the children of men, neither has your Father forgiven you your faults.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if you don't forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failures.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but if ye do not set men free from their trespasses, neither will your Father set you free from your trespasses.

King James 2000 Bible
But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

American King James Version
But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

American Standard Version
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offences.

Darby Bible Translation
but if ye do not forgive men their offences, neither will your Father forgive your offences.

English Revised Version
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Weymouth New Testament
but if you do not forgive others their offences, neither will your Father forgive yours.

World English Bible
But if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Young's Literal Translation
but if ye may not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:9-15 Christ saw it needful to show his disciples what must commonly be the matter and method of their prayer. Not that we are tied up to the use of this only, or of this always; yet, without doubt, it is very good to use it. It has much in a little; and it is used acceptably no further than it is used with understanding, and without being needlessly repeated. The petitions are six; the first three relate more expressly to God and his honour, the last three to our own concerns, both temporal and spiritual. This prayer teaches us to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and that all other things shall be added. After the things of God's glory, kingdom, and will, we pray for the needful supports and comforts of this present life. Every word here has a lesson in it. We ask for bread; that teaches us sobriety and temperance: and we ask only for bread; not for what we do not need. We ask for our bread; that teaches us honesty and industry: we do not ask for the bread of others, nor the bread of deceit, Pr 20:17; nor the bread of idleness, Pr 31:27, but the bread honestly gotten. We ask for our daily bread; which teaches us constantly to depend upon Divine Providence. We beg of God to give it us; not sell it us, nor lend it us, but give it. The greatest of men must be beholden to the mercy of God for their daily bread. We pray, Give it to us. This teaches us a compassion for the poor. Also that we ought to pray with our families. We pray that God would give it us this day; which teaches us to renew the desires of our souls toward God, as the wants of our bodies are renewed. As the day comes we must pray to our heavenly Father, and reckon we could as well go a day without food, as without prayer. We are taught to hate and dread sin while we hope for mercy, to distrust ourselves, to rely on the providence and grace of God to keep us from it, to be prepared to resist the tempter, and not to become tempters of others. Here is a promise, If you forgive, your heavenly Father will also forgive. We must forgive, as we hope to be forgiven. Those who desire to find mercy with God, must show mercy to their brethren. Christ came into the world as the great Peace-maker, not only to reconcile us to God, but one to another.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But if you forgive not men their trespasses,.... On the other hand, where men are not of a forgiving temper to their fellow creatures and fellow Christians, how can they expect forgiveness at the hands of God? or what sense of pardoning grace can there be upon their minds? Had they any right apprehensions of the grace and goodness of God, in the forgiveness of their sins, this would influence their minds, and engage their hearts to forgive such who have offended them: wherefore, where this is wanting, it may be concluded of, and said to such persons,

neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. It is a plain case, that your Father has not given you a true sense of the pardon of your sins, nor can you be certain that he will; nor have you any reason to expect it, when you are so cruel and revengeful to others. There is a considerable emphasis lies upon the word "men", to which "heavenly Father" is opposed, and the sense, according to it, is, that if men, who are upon an equal foot with each other, should not forgive one another, how should it be expected that our Father which is in heaven, who is so much above, and no ways obliged to us, should forgive us?

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. But if ye forgive not, &c.—See on [1230]Mt 6:12.

Fasting (Mt 6:16-18). Having concluded His supplementary directions on the subject of prayer with this Divine Pattern, our Lord now returns to the subject of Unostentatiousness in our deeds of righteousness, in order to give one more illustration of it, in the matter of fasting.

Matthew 6:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord's Prayer
14"For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15"But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
Cross References
Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 18:35
"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart."

Mark 11:26
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
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