Luke 18:16

“But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus called them vnto him, and said, Suffer litle children to come vnto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus sent for them, saying, Let the children come to me, and do not keep them away, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus calling them to [him] said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

But Jesus called them to him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus however called the infants to Him. "Let the little children come to me," He said; "do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus summoned them, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and don't hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
- World English Bible

But Jhesus clepide togider hem, and seide, Suffre ye children to come to me, and nyle ye forbede hem, for of siche is the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus having called them near, said, `Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 18:16


18:16 Calling them - Those that brought the children: of such is the kingdom of God - Such are subjects of the Messiah's kingdom. And such as these it properly belongs to.


Discussion for Luke 18:16

  • Debra Galloway for verse 16
    Let the children come to me also. Anyone with a child's trusting heart that will receive God will enter the kingdom of heaven.
  • Kemoh Fornah for verse 16
    Jesus is calling all the little children unto him. All over the world the Lord is moving.
  • Win Gen;oe for verse 16
    Think of little children......they are trusting, and do not bear even the smallest bit of ill-will towards anyone.
    Absolutely, these are heavenly traits.

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