Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven."
I assure you: Whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.
Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
But some of the scribes were sitting there, thinking to themselves:
"Why does He speak like this? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Right away Jesus understood in His spirit that they were reasoning like this within themselves and said to them, "Why are you reasoning these things in your hearts?
Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, pick up your stretcher, and walk'?
But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," He told the paralytic,
"Repent," Peter said to them, "and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins."
Therefore, let it be known to you, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you,
and everyone who believes in Him is justified from everything, which you could not be justified from through the law of Moses.
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, along with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus,
The punishment by the majority is sufficient for such a person,
so now you should forgive and comfort him instead; otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.
Therefore I urge you to confirm your love to him.
It was for this purpose I wrote: so I may know your proven character, if you are obedient in everything.
Now to whom you forgive anything, I do too. For what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, it is for you in the presence of Christ,
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone.
Hymenaeus and Alexander are among them, and I have delivered them to Satan, so that they may be taught not to blaspheme.