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Luke 17: 3 - 4 > If thy brother sins against thee
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  If thy brother sins against thee 
 
  Luke 17: 3 - 4        ( King James Version ) 
   
    Take heed to yourselves:  If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
 
verse 4:    And if he trespass against  thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 
 
  Luke 17: 3 - 4        ( New International Version )
 
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Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
 
But sin is not to be lightly regarded. The Lord has commanded us not to suffer wrong upon our brother. He says, “If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him.” Luke 17:3. Sin is to be called by its right name, and is to be plainly laid out before the wrongdoer. { COL 248.2} 
 
 
Too often when wrongs are committed again and again, and the wrongdoer confesses his fault, the injured one becomes weary, and thinks he has forgiven quite enough. But the Saviour has plainly told us how to deal with the erring: “If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.” Luke 17:3. Do not hold him off as unworthy of your confidence. Consider “thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1. { COL 249.1} 
 
 
If your brethren err, you are to forgive them. When they come to you with confession, you should not say, I do not think they are humble enough. I do not think they feel their confession. What right have you to judge them, as if you could read the heart? The word of God says, “If he repent, forgive him. And if he trespasses against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” Luke 17:3, 4. And not only seven times, but seventy times seven—just as often as God forgives you. { COL 249.2} 
 
 
Related Scripture:  Matthew 18: 15
 
 
 
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