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A number of the references translated “Church” in the New Testament, such as in Matthew 16:18 Matthew 16:18And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
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, Matthew 18:17 Matthew 18:17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be to you as an heathen man and a publican.
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, and many other locations throughout the book of Acts and the remainder of the New Testament come from the word ekklesia.