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

  • Boba Fett
    Although I'm not a Christian, it's nice to know that Jesus approves of my child-like behavior. When I play with my Star Wars Lego sets I become child-like even though I'm 38 years old and thus I enter a spiritual state of mind that can be called heaven...
  • BSP
    The last part of this chapter tells us that if we want to receive God's forgiveness then we must forgive others.
  • Peter
    Praise the LORD! Last night I just read the story of the two disciples who were to Emmaus, and Jesus joined them, told them the things they concerned and gave them joy. Luke 24:13-33 As for a family,a 3-member one is enough to fulfill the promise! How wonderful the blessing is!
  • Mim
    geraldinecole you are so right about preachers. but im going take your advice and pray he leads me and my family to the right church.
  • GeraldineCole
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS WHO WAS SENT TO EARTH TO DIE IN OUR PLACE AND HE WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER WHO IS GOD. There is nothing on this earth we can do if we want to see Jesus one day but to do and live by his Word everything else is vanity and Act chapter 2 V 38 when U follow that first then you will be Saved. Then study the word and the bible will show yoU how to live ask Jesus to lead u to a Church were he wants U to be .because preacher are not like they use to be most of them now just want Money they will not help the people that need help but only help themselves Jesus is not please we shall reap what we Sow Amen
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord