Matthew 18:2

“And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus called a little child vnto him, and set him in the midst of them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He called a child to Himself and set him before them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took a little child, and put him in the middle of them,
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus having called a little child to [him], set it in their midst,
- Darby Bible

And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the midst of them,
- Webster's Bible

So He called a young child to Him, and, bidding him stand in the midst of them,
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them,
- World English Bible

And Jhesus clepide a litil child, and putte hym in the myddil of hem;
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:2


18:2 And Jesus calling to him a little child - This is supposed to have been the great Ignatius, whom Trajan, the wise, the good Emperor Trajan, condemned to be cast to the wild beasts at Rome! #Mark 9:36|; Luke 9:47.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:2


Mt 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him. In order to enforce the words that Mark reports (Mr 9:35), he uses a striking object lesson. This method was a prominent feature of Oriental teaching. Thus it was that Christ washed the disciples' feet (Joh 13:4-17) and Agabus bound his hands and feet with Paul's girdle (Ac 21:11).

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Patricia Bybel
    I love Jesus my Lord and Savior!
  • Patricia Bybel
    I love Jesus my Lord and Savior!
  • Larry
    I love that Jesus died for us 💕💖💖
  • A disciple
    " Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." Child-like does not mean being infantile in your behavior: it's not thinking and acting like a child, when we are grown up men! But it is love out of the innocence and purity of a good conscience, faith without hypocrisy, and the hope! "Acting like a child" is different.
  • Cross N.
    Dear Boba Fett - I like that you appreciate the teachings of Jesus even if you claim that you are not a Christian. May I just add that aside from your entering a spiritual state every time you play with your lego, Jesus is telling us that "being a child" means possessing a humble and teachable spirit like children :)
  • Arley3
    Matthew 18:15 doesn't say anything about whether you have forgiven the trespass or not, nor does it say anything about whether or not the brother has repented of the trespass. It doesn't say if thy brother has ought against you. It says, "if thy brother shall trespass against thee... ". Talk things out. Make peace with your brother. Don't look for excuses.

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