Matthew 18:4

“Whosoeuer therefore shall humble himselfe as this little childe, the same is greatest in the Kingdome of heauen.”

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Other Translations

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- King James Version

"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever, then, will make himself as low as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, *he* is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;
- Darby Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this young child, he it is who is superior to others in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
- World English Bible

Therfor who euer mekith hym as this litil child, he is gretter in the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:4


Mt 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child. This explains the great feature in which they must become as the child. Greatness in the kingdom is not secured by seeking to be greatest. There is a lesson here for Christians, and especially preachers who are ambitious of distinction.

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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