Matthew 18 ©
Christ proposeth a little child to his disciples for a pattern of innocence and humility; he warneth them to avoid offences, though at the expense of an hand, a foot, or an eye: and not to despise the little ones: he teacheth how to treat an offending brother, and how oft to forgive him, by the parable of a king.
nTake heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven otheir angels do always behold the pface of my Father which is in heaven.
rHow think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it xunto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, ylet him be unto thee as an heathen man and a *publican.
The servant therefore fell down, and 1worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, iHave patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, kO thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: