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

  • Breeze
    Bartimaeus is an encouragement. When others tried to discourage him, he continued to cry out until the Lord healed him. This is great news for those facing opposition. Some people may believe we pray for a lost cause, but press on. If it be of the Lord, it shall be.
  • Jesse Bryant
    BSP says above, "the different positions in heaven were not his to give." It was not the positions in heaven that were at stake. This is why Jesus told them, "Ye know not what ye ask..." It was the positions on the crosses on either side of the crucified Jesus that was "given to them for whom it is prepared." James and John were unwittingly asking to be crucified with Jesus "in His glory".
  • Steve morrow
    SPIRIT---COLOSSIANS 1:27 TO WHOM GOD WOULD MAKE KNOWN WHAT IS THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF THIS MYSTERY AMONG THE GENTILES WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE -------PHILPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • A disciple
    (42-45) The Times of the Gentiles, and of their form of Dominion over the earth, is coming to its completion and demise: the things that have so deeply held the minds and souls of men in darkness and bondage and hostile opposition to the Lord; are about to be taken away for ever, by the Coming of our Lord and Saviour. It is important that we know the difference between His Spirit and the world's.
  • Irene123
    V. 32 - "........and Jesus went before them .........." He always goes before us - IF we are walking with Him in HIS truth. He went before us in persecutions even he was crucified. He went before us in hunger, in cold, heat, poverty (no where to live). He went before us in it all - as our example, along with loving the sinner, yet hating the sin, in forgiveness, in WITNESSING.
  • Irene123
    The rich young ruler; I always feel sorry for him when I read his story. He was so-o-o close. He 'tho't he loved God because he kept all the law (this was the O.T. time, even WE call the 4 gospels the 'N.T.'); a testament cannot be of force until the testator is dead. The N.T. began in Acts ch. 2 with the beginning of the ch. age.

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