Matthew 18:13

And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if so be that he find it, Uerily I say vnto you, hee reioyceth more of that sheepe, then of the ninetie and nine which went not astray.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninety and nine which have not gone astray.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if he comes across it, truly I say to you, he has more joy over it than over the ninety-nine which have not gone out of the way.
- Basic English Bible

And if it should come to pass that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoices more because of it than because of the ninety and nine not gone astray.
- Darby Bible

And if he findeth it, verily I say to you, he rejoiceth more over that sheep, than over the ninety and nine which went not astray.
- Webster's Bible

And if he succeeds in finding it, in solemn truth I tell you that he rejoices over it more than he does over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray.
- Weymouth Bible

If he finds it, most certainly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
- World English Bible

And if it falle that he fynde it, treuli Y seie to you, that he schal haue ioye theron more than on nynti and nyne that erriden not.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if it may come to pass that he doth find it, verily I say to you, that he doth rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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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.

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