Matthew 18:1

“At the same time came the Disciples vnto Iesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the Kingdome of heauen?”

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Other Translations

At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
- King James Version

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In that hour came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
- American Standard Version (1901)

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
- Basic English Bible

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?
- Darby Bible

At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
- Webster's Bible

Just then the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who ranks higher than others in the Kingdom of the Heavens?"
- Weymouth Bible

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"
- World English Bible

In that our the disciplis camen to Jhesu, and seiden, Who, gessist thou, is gretter in the kyngdom of heuenes?
- Wycliffe Bible

At that hour came the disciples near to Jesus, saying, `Who, now, is greater in the reign of the heavens?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:1


18:1 Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? - Which of us shall be thy prime minister? They still dreamed of a temporal kingdom.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:1


Mt 18:1 The Greatest in the Kingdom SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 18: Who Shall Be Greatest?. Becoming As Little Children. Causing the Little Ones to Stumble. Despising the Little Ones. How to Deal with an Offending Brother. Forgiving Those Who Injure Us. Parable of the Unmerciful Servant. At the same time. As Peter returned from paying the tribute money. Came the disciples unto Jesus. Compare Mr 9:33-50 Lu 9:46-50 and also Mt 19:13-15. Mark says the conversation occurred at Capernaum (Mr 9:33). Who is the greatest in the kingdom? The disciples had disputed in the way was to which of them should be chief ministers in the earthly kingdom that they still supposed Christ would establish (Mr 9:33,34). Mark also says that before calling the child, Jesus said: "He that would be greatest among you, let him become the servant of all" (Mr 9:35), the rule of true greatness.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Angelito Buccahan
    the text is very clear that God's presence is in those who gather in His name regardless of number. It shows that God is not after the number of people in a gathering because of His name like bible studies, prayer meeting, etc. And He did not say that if you are alone praying He is not with...
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    How is it that you boast of yourself, saying, By my own sight I did much! and, By my own hand I obtained much! Yet ye ignore the grace of God then, and confess not your own sins now: saying, God is all powerful and no man can resist his will, so why should I repent? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
  • Jennifer
    Tsk tsk... Those of you pushing denominational worship and "rule of the church" are actually WRONG... Many times over the Holy Bible warns of "the sects" and being "decieved by false teachings"... I mean according to each denomination, everyone else is doomed to the lake of fire... Nowhere in the Bible does it state that we must report to a designated building to worship him...
  • David
    Jesus teaches us in this chapter to cut of anything or anyone who tempts us in life. But also a few verses down He teaches that if he is our brother or sister in Christ, before we cut them of there are steps of trying to help them. If those steps don't work, only then cut them off. Praise God for this wisdom!
  • BSP
    Verse 8~If something or someone is making us stumble spiritually we may need to take strong action and get away from that person or thing and draw close to Jehovah God.
  • Obbie Beal
    35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. (at home, in the streets, jobs, daily we fight with with anger because from the heart we are tempted to not-forgive as direct by Jehovah /GOD. Wow! Wow! Wow!

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