Matthew 18:20

“For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.”

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Other Translations

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- King James Version

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For where two or three are come together in my name, there am I among them.
- Basic English Bible

For where two or three are gathered together unto my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- Darby Bible

For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- Webster's Bible

For where there are two or three assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
- Weymouth Bible

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them."
- World English Bible

For where tweyne or thre ben gaderid in my name, there Y am in the myddil of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

for where there are two or three gathered together -- to my name, there am I in the midst of them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:20


18:20 Where two or three are gathered together in my name - That is, to worship me. I am in the midst of them - By my Spirit, to quicken their prayers, guide their counsels, and answer their petitions.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:20


Mt 18:20 In my name. As followers of Christ.

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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