Matthew 18:5

“And who so shall receiue one such little child in my name, receiueth me.”

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Other Translations

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
- King James Version

"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever gives honour to one such little child in my name, gives honour to me:
- Basic English Bible

and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.
- Webster's Bible

And whoever for my sake receives one young child such as this, receives me.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,
- World English Bible

And he that resseyueth o siche litil child in my name, resseyueth me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:5


18:5-6 And all who are in this sense little children are unspeakably dear to me. Therefore help them all you can, as if it were myself in person, and see that ye offend them not; that is, that ye turn them not out of the right way, neither hinder them in it. #Matt 10:40|; Luke 10:16; John 13:20. #Mark 9:42|; Luke 17:1.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:5


Mt 18:5 Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name. "Receiving in my name" is serving with Christian love, and as belonging to Christ. Receiveth me. Observe that the true way to receive Christ is to receive into our heart, for Christ's sake, those who need our sympathies.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • I AM THAT I AM:
    Verily I say unto you, Except YE BE CONVERTED, and become as little children, YE SHALL NOT enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall HUMBLE himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Amen
  • I AM THAT I AM:
    Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took HIM by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. Should not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his LORD was wroth:
  • 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!

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