Dead Sea Scroll

1QS 5

Each should reproach his fellow in truth, in meekness and in compassionate love for the man. No one should speak to his brother in anger or muttering, or with a stiff neck or spiteful intent and he should not detest him in the stubbornness of his heart, but instead reproach him that day so as not to incur a sin for his fault. And in addition, no one should raise a matter against his fellow in front of the Many unless it is with reproof in the presence of witnesses. In this way shall they behave in all their places of residence.

New Testament

Matthew 18:15-22

15 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have regained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others with you, so that at the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. If he refuses to listen to the church, treat him like a Gentile or a tax collector.

18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven. 19 Again, I tell you the truth, if two of you on earth agree about whatever you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them.”

21 Then Peter came to him and said, “Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother who sins against me? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, I tell you, but seventy-seven times!