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He called a child over, placed it in their midst, (A)and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,[a] you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. (B)Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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  1. 18:3 Become like children: the child is held up as a model for the disciples not because of any supposed innocence of children but because of their complete dependence on, and trust in, their parents. So must the disciples be, in respect to God.