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Matthew 18:1-5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

True Greatness

18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Temptations to Sin

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me;

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Matthew 18:10 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 18:10 Other ancient authorities add verse 11, For the Son of man came to save the lost
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Matthew 18:12-14 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So it is not the will of my[a] Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 18:14 Other ancient authorities read your
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