Matthew 18:5

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And who so shall receiue one such little child in my name, receiueth me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever gives honour to one such little child in my name, gives honour to me:
- Basic English Bible

and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
- Webster's Bible

And whoever for my sake receives one young child such as this, receives me.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,
- World English Bible

And he that resseyueth o siche litil child in my name, resseyueth me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:5


18:5-6 And all who are in this sense little children are unspeakably dear to me. Therefore help them all you can, as if it were myself in person, and see that ye offend them not; that is, that ye turn them not out of the right way, neither hinder them in it. #Matt 10:40|; Luke 10:16; John 13:20. #Mark 9:42|; Luke 17:1.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:5


Mt 18:5 Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name. "Receiving in my name" is serving with Christian love, and as belonging to Christ. Receiveth me. Observe that the true way to receive Christ is to receive into our heart, for Christ's sake, those who need our sympathies.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • BSP
    The last part of this chapter tells us that if we want to receive God's forgiveness then we must forgive others.
  • Gchead
    It seems as if we will be judged based on how we treat/ forgive others -how we treated the son of man-how we treated the holy spirit.
  • Peter
    Praise the LORD! Last night I just read the story of the two disciples who were to Emmaus, and Jesus joined them, told them the things they concerned and gave them joy. Luke 24:13-33 As for a family,a 3-member one is enough to fulfill the promise! How wonderful the blessing is!
  • Mim
    geraldinecole you are so right about preachers. but im going take your advice and pray he leads me and my family to the right church.
  • GeraldineCole
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS WHO WAS SENT TO EARTH TO DIE IN OUR PLACE AND HE WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER WHO IS GOD. There is nothing on this earth we can do if we want to see Jesus one day but to do and live by his Word everything else is vanity and Act chapter 2 V 38 when U follow that first then you will be Saved. Then study the word and the bible will show yoU how to live ask Jesus to lead u to a Church were he wants U to be .because preacher are not like they use to be most of them now just want Money they will not help the people that need help but only help themselves Jesus is not please we shall reap what we Sow Amen
  • 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.

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