and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you [a]change and (A)become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:3 Lit turn

14 But Jesus said, [a](A)Leave the children alone, and do not [b]forbid them to come to Me; for (B)the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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  1. Matthew 19:14 Or Permit the children
  2. Matthew 19:14 Or prevent them from coming

17 Truly I say to you, (A)whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

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Instruction for the Church

20 (A)Brothers and sisters, (B)do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil (C)be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

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(A)and like newborn babies, long for the [a](B)pure [b]milk of the word, so that by it you may (C)grow [c]in respect to salvation,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:2 Or unadulterated
  2. 1 Peter 2:2 Or spiritual (Gr logikos) milk, so
  3. 1 Peter 2:2 Or up to salvation