Matthew 18:11

For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the sonne of man is come to saue that which was lost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

["For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`For the Son of man came to save that which was lost.'
- American Standard Version (1901)

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- Basic English Bible

For the Son of man has come to save that which was lost.
- Darby Bible

For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
- Webster's Bible


- Weymouth Bible

For the Son of Man came to save that which was lost.
- World English Bible

For mannus sone cam to saue that thing that perischide.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the Son of Man did come to save the lost.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:11


18:11 Another, and yet a stronger reason for your not despising them is, that I myself came into the world to save them. #Luke 19:10|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:11


Mt 18:11 This verse does not occur in the Revised Version, and is not found in the most reliable Greek manuscripts, such as the Siniatic and Vatican.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Matt
    Yes, when someone comes to you and sincerely asks you to forgive them, you forgive them. Otherwise, He will not forgive you when you sin/ trespass against Him. If they don't come to you, you should forgive them in your heart so it doesn't wear on you. You don't have to go around them, necessarily, but forgive them to show you are spiritually mature/ complete.
  • Gee Law
    Vs.18-35: God wants us to forgive all that offend us. If Christ could pay the supreme price for our sins by dying on the cross, He wants us, likewise to forgive all men-70×7 times. Wao! Our God is sp loving and compassionate! If only we as humans cpuld follow God's word on daily nasis, we shall bw living in Heaven here on Earth. God bless is all that are obedient to this command. Amen.
  • Othelia morrison
    I just ❤God's Holy Precious Word. The more I read , the more I study the more I fall in ❤ with the Father, Son,
  • Donna
    He doesn't tell us to act like a child, He says to become as a child. When you think about it, unless a child is neglected, a child trusts that his needs will be met, without having to ask the parents daily to provide. In trusting Jesus, we must do the same, fully trusting His righteousness and His sacrifice on the cross, and not our own works. I hope this helps!
  • MockingBird
    A child is so trusting : not afraid !! Converted is a turning from to a turning to . The Grace of God is the efficient cause, human agency the responding effect . The grace of God is Truly Amazing !!
  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.