Matthew 18:2

“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus called a little child vnto him, and set him in the midst of them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He called a child to Himself and set him before them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took a little child, and put him in the middle of them,
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus having called a little child to [him], set it in their midst,
- Darby Bible

And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the midst of them,
- Webster's Bible

So He called a young child to Him, and, bidding him stand in the midst of them,
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them,
- World English Bible

And Jhesus clepide a litil child, and putte hym in the myddil of hem;
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:2


18:2 And Jesus calling to him a little child - This is supposed to have been the great Ignatius, whom Trajan, the wise, the good Emperor Trajan, condemned to be cast to the wild beasts at Rome! #Mark 9:36|; Luke 9:47.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:2


Mt 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him. In order to enforce the words that Mark reports (Mr 9:35), he uses a striking object lesson. This method was a prominent feature of Oriental teaching. Thus it was that Christ washed the disciples' feet (Joh 13:4-17) and Agabus bound his hands and feet with Paul's girdle (Ac 21:11).

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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