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Matthew 18:1-6 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

18 In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said [saying], Who, guessest thou, is [the] greater in the kingdom of heavens?

And Jesus called a little child, and put him in the middle of them; [And Jesus, calling a little child, set him in the midst of them;]

and said, I say truth to you [and said, Truly I say to you], but ye be turned, and [be] made as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heavens.

Therefore whoever meeketh him[self] as this little child, he is [the] greater in the kingdom of heavens.[a]

And he that receiveth one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

But whoso causeth to stumble one of these small[b], that believe in me, it speedeth to him that a millstone of asses be hanged in his neck, and [that] he be drowned in the deepness of the sea.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 18:4 Therefore whoever shall meek himself as this little child, he is the greater in the realm of heavens.
  2. Matthew 18:6 Forsooth who shall offend one of these little

Matthew 18:1-6 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He teaches his disciples to be humble and harmless, to avoid occasions of inducement to sin, and to forgive one another their offences.

18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Jesus called a child to him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become as children, you cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself like this child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives such a child in my name, receives me. But whoever hurts one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

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Matthew 18:1-6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

18 1 The greatest in the kingdom of God. 5 To receive a little child. 6 To give offence. 7 Offences. 9 The pulling out of the eye. 10 The Angels. 11 The lost sheep. 15 The telling of one his fault. 17 Excommunication. 21 We must always pardon the brother that repenteth. 23 The parable of the king that taketh an account of his servants.

The same time the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

[a]And Jesus called a [b]little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be [c]converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my Name, receiveth me.

[d]But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 18:2 Humbleness of mind is the right way to preeminence.
  2. Matthew 18:2 A child in years.
  3. Matthew 18:3 A kind of speech taken from the Hebrews, and it is as much as, repent.
  4. Matthew 18:6 We ought to have great respect to our brethren be they never so base: and he that doeth otherwise, shall be sharply punished.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Matthew 18:1-6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

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