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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
But Iesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come vnto me: for of such is þe kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But Jesus said, Let the little ones come to me, and do not keep them away: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and do not hinder them from coming to me; for the kingdom of the heavens is of such:
- Darby Bible
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible
Jesus however said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of the Heavens belongs."
- Weymouth Bible
But Jesus said, "Allow the little children, and don't forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these."
- World English Bible
And the disciplis blamyden hem. But Jhesus seide to hem, Suffre ye that litle children come to me, and nyle ye forbede hem; for of siche is the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible
But Jesus said, `Suffer the children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens;'
- Youngs Literal Bible
19:14 Of such is the kingdom of heaven - Little children, either in a natural or spiritual sense, have a right to enter into my kingdom. #Mt 18:3|.
Mt 19:14 Suffer little children. Do not hinder them, either by word, or by a bad example. To come unto me. Whatever mortal, young or old, wishes to come to Christ should be encouraged. For of such is the kingdom of heaven. Those who have the loving simplicity, humility, and trust of children. See Mt 18:1-14. These words show, (1) that children are not, as some have taught, totally depraved; (2) that the earlier they come to Christ the better; (3) that they should not be hindered from coming by injudicious teaching; (4) that parents should bring them to the Savior.
Veronica's comment on 2014-02-08 03:23:37:
God says the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS FOR the the little children MOST DEFINATELY and as adults we need to change our hearts so we can to Heaven to be with our children Amen
Veronica's comment on 2014-02-08 03:15:47:
This verse is very personal for me, and it gives me comfort it heals my heart Thank you Lord My baby girl went home to be with the Lord and it hurt me so bad. To me the verse means the children are pure free of sin never lied, never stole, never hurt anyone, or cursed anyone, or judged so God
Prof.K.ROBERT JAMES's comment on 2013-11-29 02:11:03:
children are simply/blindly believing the words of mother or father and act as they heard from parents- they never argue/doubt.God says every one should be like children while reading Bible words and follow the same in their life. He need such persons in the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen!!!....
Donna's comment on 2013-10-15 11:58:04:
God wants us to have a childlike spirit, with humbleness, forgiving, & loving. A child does not hold onto grudges and its easy for them to let it go no matter how they've been hurt. God wants us to have that same forgiving and loving spirit because we can't go to God any kind of way
Jeff Poe's comment on 2013-07-18 13:57:11:
Looking up the words to find peoples quick meaning has helped me to understand what Jesus is really saying. He wants the little children brought to him for learning with keen senses and no false doctrine--just to him, which he is also saying in p***ages to come that as adults we are to come to him as the little children--with no false prophets or doctrine.
Peter G Kimble's comment on 2012-12-18 02:25:15:
I am glad to have come across this explanation. I awoke this morning with this verse in my mind. For a long time, on and off, it has been one of the things in the Bible that I couldn't quite grasp. It sounded to me like God wanted children to suffer. Also I believe this is one of the interpretations fanatic Atheists, or anti theists, use. Itís not the children God wants to suffer, but itís also not great suffering for our attention to perhaps prayer, or quiet, to broken by the noise of children. For how we treat the children, we also are treating our Lord Jesus. My thanks for providing these notes. Also verse 14 is brought into better understanding for me when I first contemplate verse 13. The disciples, who were still learning the path of Jesus and enlightenment, were the ones who rebuked the children. It was Jesus who said to bring them to Him. My thanks to you for providing this website. Your brother in Christ, Peter G Kimble.
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