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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For where two or three are come together in my name, there am I among them.
- Basic English Bible
For where two or three are gathered together unto my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- Darby Bible
For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- Webster's Bible
For where there are two or three assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
- Weymouth Bible
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them."
- World English Bible
For where tweyne or thre ben gaderid in my name, there Y am in the myddil of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible
for where there are two or three gathered together -- to my name, there am I in the midst of them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible
18:20 Where two or three are gathered together in my name - That is, to worship me. I am in the midst of them - By my Spirit, to quicken their prayers, guide their counsels, and answer their petitions.
Mt 18:20 In my name. As followers of Christ.
Stevie Marshall's comment on 2015-08-24 14:57:10:
where 2 or three are gathered...hmmmm. This is interesting because we don't need anyone else for us to be in the spirit. We can commune with God all by ourselves. I take this as the two being gathered being God and I and if anyone else wishes to join in the acknowledgement and praise of God, God will welcome them as well. God is always everywhere in his own name and as long as I even if I'm by myself am gathered in God's name, he will be there in the midst with me.
Jim's comment on 2015-06-29 15:16:25:
Why does Man always try to use their imagination to try to interprit what is there plain for us to read already,read it again,,,do not add to or take away so sayeth the lord.
Gary Sparks's comment on 2015-03-08 16:49:16:
This Christ 's plan for the formation of an assembly to worship Him in His name. The plan of Christ is for believers to agree together, to unite in faith together, and to ask together to receive from the Father. This may happen with 2 or 222.
Dew's comment on 2015-02-17 08:06:53:
The verse is in the discipline chapter.We are all sinners saved by grace alone.When we go to a sinning brother ,two or three we take Christ with us in His authority
MockingBird's comment on 2015-01-29 05:59:55:
1st John 5 :7,8 There are three that bear record in heaven : the Father : the Word : and the Holy Ghost , and these three are one. There are three that bear witness in earth we are made from earth the spirit , the ,water , and the blood , Where two or three are gathered together. The Church : His body : His people . He is in all.
Steve's comment on 2014-11-14 20:53:10:
when there are two of more gathered to worship christ and are teaching his gospel then is his spirit there the holy ghost or holy spirit to confirm the truth of what is being taught, if two or three are gathered and are teaching of christ but but is not in harmony with christs teachings then his spirit will not be there. now i understand why there are so meany different churches today. no one really understands what they are reading.
Mike's comment on 2014-07-19 07:41:09:
Matthew 18 20 is referring to the disciples. Jesus came Israel on his earthly ministry. The Apostle were given supernatural powers and when two of them agreed then God would grant. This has nothing to do with the Dispensation of Grace. We get our orders from the Apostle Paul
Matthew's comment on 2014-07-03 11:17:53:
what 's everyones main job
Lisa Matheney's comment on 2014-03-24 18:07:48:
this verse is about church discipline.careful not to take Scripture out of context.
Jeff's comment on 2014-01-11 21:09:59:
MT 18:20 is simple. Law of duality. Where two or THREE are gathered...it has nothing to do with going to a literal "church". Christ is the church. It takes two to witness. If you are worshipping with two or more and are in agreement then Christ is there with you. It means what it says. "WHERE" is not a specific place. TWO OR THREE shows law of duality that two or more are in agreement worshipping. THERE I AM Jesus's presence, IN THEIR MIDST, among them.
Doris's comment on 2014-01-03 19:53:17:
I love this scripture is so clear, is nt tlkng about our churches, bt by being in Christ. And to gather in His Name. Means we must have a relationship wth the Lord Jesus Christ, so that we can call on His Name.
A. W. Dickens's comment on 2013-10-28 08:18:43:
God will be with you regardless your religion (church), providing the gathering is in his name, for him, and by him.
Danalee's comment on 2013-10-26 23:26:16:
This verse is dealing with conflict in the church.
God is in the midst of one or a thousand person if you asked him to. Read the entire chapter and the context. Peter understood God, and in verse 21, He asked"Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him." Jesus response was, seventy times seven.
Danalee's comment on 2013-10-26 23:19:44:
This verse is dealing with conflict in the church.
Read the entire chapter and the context. Peter understood God in verse 21 and asked"Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him." Jesus respond was, seventy times seven.
Benny's comment on 2013-10-09 23:19:48:
The rational of this particular verse is, Jesus is not talking about any other person or people who are gathered in his nema but he is talking about true believers, faithful and trustworthy believers not anybody who blaspheme the name of the Lord(does not respect the name of the Lord), because the Bible says I have pressure in the sinner. So brethern let's uphold the name of the Lord in holiness and faithfulness and he shall be in us, among us and with us all the days of our lifes. Amen
Roger's comment on 2013-10-09 17:06:00:
this is a reference of the topic a man and God is majority. not all majority is right, even one or two as long as God is in the midst of them are majority. ministry is not in numbers but in relationship with God.
BSP's comment on 2013-10-09 08:01:30:
This verse shows the importance of being with fellow believers in our worship of God. We can not isolate ourselves and go against the Bible's admonition for us to meet together. This would not result in God's blessing.
Marks Moketo's comment on 2013-10-09 06:59:38:
Inspiring words...HE IS ALL MIGHTY........
Ted Bezan's comment on 2013-10-04 20:41:16:
Where two or three are gathered IN MY NAME I am there with them. It being so,doesn't say much for noisy churches. Those who BELIEVE His words ought to show some reverance due Him and remain quiet. Remain in the foyer if you must talk and let your children run around.
Annick Vanblaere's comment on 2013-07-24 16:27:04:
Matth.18:20 does not allow us to be our own church, from the moment two or three are together. The context of any verse is so important.It is about a conflict situation. The context of the entire chapter is about interpersonal relationships and offenses, not the church.
Peter understood this, for he immediately asks how often one should forgive a brother (verse 21).
God requires two or three witnesses that injustice would be taken away by the word of one man against another. He will honor the decision based on the opinion of two or three along with the prosecutor. If the offender does not listen to them, he should be taken to bring the offender to a larger forum-the church.
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