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

  • 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,
  • Irene123
    to Dianne on the KJV - Thank-you, Dianne, for your support of the KJV. Someone hears that there is a 'new' translation of the Bible; they don't realize it's not a 'translation; it's an 'interpretation'. A new interpretation is ALWAYS from man's 'wisdom'; not from God's wisdom. When the KJV was finished - it was 'signed, sealed, and delivered' by - the Lord our God.
  • 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.
  • Wayne
    Jesus says, v. 3 except you b converted and become as little a child, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven. There is no merit in just acting like a child.