Matthew 18:14

“Euen so, it is not the will of your father which is in heauen, that one of these little ones should perish.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- King James Version

"So it is not {the} will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so it is not the pleasure of your Father in heaven for one of these little ones to come to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

So it is not the will of your Father who is in [the] heavens that one of these little ones should perish.
- Darby Bible

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- Webster's Bible

Just so it is not the will of your Father in Heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
- World English Bible

So it is not the wille bifor youre fadir that is in heuenes, that oon of these litle perische.
- Wycliffe Bible

so it is not will in presence of your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones may perish.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:14


18:14 So it is not the will of your Father - Neither doth my Father despise the least of them. Observe the gradation. The angels, the Son, the Father.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:14


Mt 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father, etc. As the shepherd feels a deep and anxious interest in the straying sheep, and seeks to hunt and to save it, so the Father above seeks the salvation of all the humble ones in his kingdom.

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!

What Do You Think of Matthew 18?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links