Matthew 18:14

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen so, it is not the will of your father which is in heauen, that one of these little ones should perish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So it is not {the} will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so it is not the pleasure of your Father in heaven for one of these little ones to come to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

So it is not the will of your Father who is in [the] heavens that one of these little ones should perish.
- Darby Bible

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- Webster's Bible

Just so it is not the will of your Father in Heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
- World English Bible

So it is not the wille bifor youre fadir that is in heuenes, that oon of these litle perische.
- Wycliffe Bible

so it is not will in presence of your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones may perish.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:14


18:14 So it is not the will of your Father - Neither doth my Father despise the least of them. Observe the gradation. The angels, the Son, the Father.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:14


Mt 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father, etc. As the shepherd feels a deep and anxious interest in the straying sheep, and seeks to hunt and to save it, so the Father above seeks the salvation of all the humble ones in his kingdom.

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.

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