Matthew 19:14

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:14


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:14


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.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • Irene
    vs. 16- 22; the rich young ruler; such a sad life - to know the o.t. and to follow it and yet to (evidently?) not realize it all points to - Jesus; it all culminates in Him - and turn away from eternal life for - things of this life.
  • MockingBird for verse 19
    I will honor my parents in all even if I do not agree with what they do : They are my parents and I will respect and honor them : To love my neighbor as myself is hard sometimes : But it can be done : I have Holy Spirit within to help : In not doing these is great loss : In doing these , there is Great Blessings !!
  • SUNDAY CHUKWUEMEKA for verse 9
    Matthew19:9 is as clear as Jesus stated it. It means that a man cannot put away his wife unless on account of fornication. And under this condition, he can marry another woman without being guilty of adultery. But if he puts his wife away on any other condition different from fornication, he should remain unmarried in order to be free from condemnation. Note that Jesus used the words fornication and adultery interchangeably in the verse for those that want to complicate the matter more from there.
  • Shirley Jeffcoat for verse 9
    Fornication is two individuals not married to each other having sex. When Jesus said you can't put your wife away except fornication all this means, if your spouse cheats on you. You are no longer under the vow of marriage law. You are allow by God to divorce them. He is letting you know that is the only reason you can divorce and remarried any other way you are an alduterious. Marriage was meant until death so it should be taken seriously. Once you lay with someone else you have sinned against your own body and you twain is no longer one. So you have freed your spouse from marriage until death. You can forgive them but you don't have to continue living with them. So before you get married take a long look at that person beyond physical attraction lust ... and look deep in your heart to see if you are willing to spend the rest of your life with them. God word is true and will never fail.
  • God is very clear! Homosexuality violates His Holy word.
  • Jesus said fornication, sex outside of marriage he didn 't say adultery because he told us that if you lust for another woman in your heart you committed adultery. I think he might be quite literal here. If one spouse has fornicates then the other spouse can put her away. I would like to see a greek bible on this.

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