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

  • S. Burris
    My comments on verse 9 I feel if you get a divorce if the man or the woman gets put away just don't marry, cause I want to go to heaven and I don't want nothing hendering me from going, so I suggest just stay single and live for the Lord. We have so many people today just marriing and if they don't like this one, they go and get another, not of the Lord.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 29.... "and every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life".

    ( Wow, it is good to know the best is yet to come).
  • BSP
    Jesus referred to singleness as a gift in verses 11 and 12. If we use our lives wisely while single, this can be a real gift.
  • Connie Snyder for verse 7
    Moses is commanding here. God is the only commander unless, Moses referred to God 's laws of sacred scripture to the couple.if their heart 's were hard, as the bible words it, that doesn 't warrant a divorce. Or are they hard with the lord?
  • Motdaugrnds
    Nick, if those in heaven did not have "free will ", satan would still be there! Verse 9 says "fornication " is the only acceptable cause of divorce and if a man divorce his wife without this cause and she remarries, she has sinned and the man caused it by putting her away, i.e. divorcing her.
  • Nick o demus for verse 14
    Could all you be blind, surely he is telling you that this is the mentality of those in paradise. No cares, worries, needs, wants or free will, you will be like children !

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