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

  • Matt
    Yes, when someone comes to you and sincerely asks you to forgive them, you forgive them. Otherwise, He will not forgive you when you sin/ trespass against Him. If they don't come to you, you should forgive them in your heart so it doesn't wear on you. You don't have to go around them, necessarily, but forgive them to show you are spiritually mature/ complete.
  • 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,
  • 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.

Bible Options