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

  • Irene
    I like what Mockingbird said; everytime i read this - i am reminded how our mouths can run wild and hurt or just be mis-understood. I had this experience of a 'loose' mouth just recently, but it was 'just' a mis-understanding; my Sis. in the Lord and I got it cleared up though.
  • 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
  • Chukwuemeka
    Jesus is still in the business of finding lost souls and very soon no body would put up an excuse that nobody came looking for him when he was lost.so let the lost believe in his rescue business and make Jesus smile.
  • Jonathan McDade
    Praise the Lord for taking care of us and giving us love and mercy. It's only through his mercy that we are reunited with him, when you are lost in sin how sweet it is to be back in the arms of the Father. Amen
  • MockingBird
    The guy that had his dad as a minister for 60 yrs. Thanks for your comment : This opened my eyes : Yes , I see that he came to bring back to man what was lost in Adam in the garden : A relationship and fellowship with the Father God. Praise God !!! He restored !
  • MockingBird
    I believe that this passage is also talking about forgiveness and un forgiveness and I believe that this passage is also talking about what I say : I can have what I say : If I talk doubt and unbelief all day every day : that is what I get : Talk fear : That fear will come upon me : Talk Faith and Blessing all day everyday , not only on me but on all and everyone that I talk about. I will have to give an account of all that I speak on the day I stand before Jesus Christ . As well as every one else. No one will be left out on that day !!

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