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Matthew 19:14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Matthew 19:14-15 The Message (MSG)

To Enter God’s Kingdom

13-15 One day children were brought to Jesus in the hope that he would lay hands on them and pray over them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus intervened: “Let the children alone, don’t prevent them from coming to me. God’s kingdom is made up of people like these.” After laying hands on them, he left.

The Message (MSG)

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