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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.
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.
Charlie-Marie's comment on 2013-06-03 10:02:16:
It means that it does not matter where you worship, or how many are in your Church so long as you are gathered there in His name. He is in ALL Christian Churches.
Arnold's comment on 2013-04-11 16:38:18:
If there is strength in numbers, why not "where two or more are gathered". No this quote has a deeper meaning.
Chintu's comment on 2013-02-12 07:03:46:
How do we people who are in need use this chapter?
Emmanuels's comment on 2013-01-25 08:26:13:
I feel so much inspired in this context, but what of my personal prayers?
Robert McIntyre's comment on 2012-11-24 13:46:17:
First of all, we must believe He is who He says He is and can do wonders, miracles if you will. Only those of us who have that belief will be able to sit at his counsel and grow spiritually. I believe, it was John chapter 6, that Jesus announced Himself as the Bread of Life which caused many to leave due to unbelief. When we gather together we are doing it for whatever in-feeling learning, healing, etc. we can get from Him. But we must not be halfhearted when we do not get what we want. GOD knows our heart (as to what we can handle). He talked about the child prior to this statement.
Sthabile's comment on 2012-09-01 00:13:42:
Though we are saved as individuals but Matthew 18:18-20 means there is strength in numbers and togetherness.
Stephen's comment on 2012-01-09 06:35:39:
I think that we should meditate on what Lord Jesus says here in Matthew 18:20 and see what the Holy Spirit may be saying to us all.
Eugene's comment on 2011-11-10 06:51:57:
I think a lot of people take this text out of context. It is often quoted when there are just a few in a service or bible study. But Jesus is in the midst if I were by my self in His name. Jesus had a reason for what He said. Read the text that lead up to that statement. Although it is true that Jesus is in the midst regardless of the size of the gathering, it seems the verse is only used when there are only a few, which I believe is not the only time to use the verse.
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