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

  • 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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