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leave your gift there in front of the altar, go at once and make peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift to God.
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Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift.
Matthew 18:15-17 But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother. . . .
Job 42:8 Take unto you therefore seven oxen and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer for yourselves a holocaust, and my servant Job shall pray for you: his face I will accept, that folly be not imputed to you: for you have not spoken right things before me, as my servant Job hath.
Proverbs 25:9 Treat thy cause with thy friend, and discover not the secret to a stranger:
Mark 9:50 Salt is good. But if the salt become unsavoury, wherewith will you season it? Have salt in you: and have peace among you.
Romans 12:17,18 To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men. . . .
1 Corinthians 6:7,8 Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have law suits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? . . .
1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up pure hands, without anger and contention.
James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom. . . .
James 5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man availeth much.
1 Peter 3:7,8 Ye husbands, likewise dwelling with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the female as to the weaker vessel and as to the co-heirs of the grace of life: that your prayers be not hindered. . . .
Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint and anise and cummin and have left the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and faith. These things you ought to have done and not to leave those undone.
1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread and drink of the chalice.
ContextAnger and Reconciliation
…23If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath anything against thee; 24Leave there thy offering before the altar, and go first to be reconciled to thy brother, and then coming thou shalt offer thy gift. 25Be at agreement with thy adversary betimes, whilst thou art in the way with him: lest perhaps the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.…
If therefore thou offer thy gift at the altar, and there thou remember that thy brother hath anything against thee;
To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God but also in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men.
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