Matthew 18:14

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen so, it is not the will of your father which is in heauen, that one of these little ones should perish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So it is not {the} will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so it is not the pleasure of your Father in heaven for one of these little ones to come to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

So it is not the will of your Father who is in [the] heavens that one of these little ones should perish.
- Darby Bible

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
- Webster's Bible

Just so it is not the will of your Father in Heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
- World English Bible

So it is not the wille bifor youre fadir that is in heuenes, that oon of these litle perische.
- Wycliffe Bible

so it is not will in presence of your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones may perish.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:14


18:14 So it is not the will of your Father - Neither doth my Father despise the least of them. Observe the gradation. The angels, the Son, the Father.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:14


Mt 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father, etc. As the shepherd feels a deep and anxious interest in the straying sheep, and seeks to hunt and to save it, so the Father above seeks the salvation of all the humble ones in his kingdom.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • BSP
    Jesus said that his disciple must be like little children. Little children are humble and teachable and we must be like them in this way.
  • Wayne
    Jesus says, v. 3 except you b converted and become as little a child, you shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven. There is no merit in just acting like a child.
  • Lilian
    Jesus will save us unless we accept him as the son of the living God .Jesus loves to call us his lil children who are innocent that needs a Father to love him. Thank you Jesus for your blood your love , grace and mercy it always follows me all the days of my life. Help us Lord to be born again in spirit all the days of my life from your word you have given me life. Praise you and i will worship u
  • Boba Fett
    Although I'm not a Christian, it's nice to know that Jesus approves of my child-like behavior. When I play with my Star Wars Lego sets I become child-like even though I'm 38 years old and thus I enter a spiritual state of mind that can be called heaven...
  • GeraldineCole
    PRAISE THE LORD JESUS WHO WAS SENT TO EARTH TO DIE IN OUR PLACE AND HE WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER WHO IS GOD. There is nothing on this earth we can do if we want to see Jesus one day but to do and live by his Word everything else is vanity and Act chapter 2 V 38 when U follow that first then you will be Saved. Then study the word and the bible will show yoU how to live ask Jesus to lead u to a Church were he wants U to be .because preacher are not like they use to be most of them now just want Money they will not help the people that need help but only help themselves Jesus is not please we shall reap what we Sow Amen
  • Ps gideon
    Yes is true Jesus he is our saviour and out lord We are find by him we bow today and say thank you Lord

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