Matthew 18:4

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer therefore shall humble himselfe as this little childe, the same is greatest in the Kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever, then, will make himself as low as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, *he* is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;
- Darby Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this young child, he it is who is superior to others in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
- World English Bible

Therfor who euer mekith hym as this litil child, he is gretter in the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:4


Mt 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child. This explains the great feature in which they must become as the child. Greatness in the kingdom is not secured by seeking to be greatest. There is a lesson here for Christians, and especially preachers who are ambitious of distinction.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • 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,
  • Irene123
    to Dianne on the KJV - Thank-you, Dianne, for your support of the KJV. Someone hears that there is a 'new' translation of the Bible; they don't realize it's not a 'translation; it's an 'interpretation'. A new interpretation is ALWAYS from man's 'wisdom'; not from God's wisdom. When the KJV was finished - it was 'signed, sealed, and delivered' by - the Lord our God.
  • 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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