Mark 10:15

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uerily I say vnto you, Whosoeuer shall not receiue the kingdome of God as a little childe, he shall not enter therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it {at all.}"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly I say to you, Whoever does not put himself under the kingdom of God like a little child, will not come into it at all.
- Basic English Bible

Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into it.
- Darby Bible

Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God, as a little child, he shall not enter it.
- Webster's Bible

In solemn truth I tell you that no one who does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will by any possibility enter it."
- Weymouth Bible

Most certainly I tell you, whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, he will in no way enter into it."
- World English Bible

Treuli Y seie to you, who euer resseyueth not the kyngdom of God as a litil child, he schal not entre in to it.
- Wycliffe Bible

verily I say to you, whoever may not receive the reign of God, as a child -- he may not enter into it;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 10:15


10:15 Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child - As totally disclaiming all worthiness and fitness, as if he were but a week old.


Discussion for Mark 10

  • A disciple
    John; If one leaves his wife and children to fornicate, then he has broken the marriage bond and is the same as dead: so the wife who was betrayed is free if she wants to marry another. Meanwhile the man who sinned against his wife and children should repent! If he can be reconciled to his family he should try; or stay unmarried. I won't say if he can marry again: he first needs to be a saved man!
  • John
    I am fully aware of getting married if your spouse dies but I'm talking about fornication it doesn't tell you that the other is free to marry another person if one of them fornicates,that person is also wrong if they remarry
  • A disciple
    Hi John; The verse you ask about is about getting divorced. The one whose spouse has passed away is free to marry again. As a Christian we are only allowed to marry "in the Lord" that is, to another believer. If one of the spouses fornicates, then the bond is broken the same as by death. There is also the case of an unbelieving spouse leaving: and the brother or sister is not in bondage in that.
  • John
    I lost my wife a year ago do to cancer and have met different people in the mean time and had conservation regarding marriage and divorce and in verse 11and12 it is very clear to me. Any comments
  • Sisterhelen
    Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him LOVED him. John14:21 He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me and he that loveth me shall be LOVED of my Father and I will LOVE, him and will manifest myself to him.
  • Eric
    verses 42-45, contrast these with Acts 6:2. The twelve really messed up here. They reverted back to their old way of thinking and not only missed out on a blessing, but set a standard and a precedent that has lived on to modern times. This precedent is WRONG! To be the greatest of all you MUST be the servant of all. These are the words of Jesus.

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