Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For where two or three are come together in my name, there am I among them.
- Basic English Bible

For where two or three are gathered together unto my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- Darby Bible

For where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
- Webster's Bible

For where there are two or three assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
- Weymouth Bible

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them."
- World English Bible

For where tweyne or thre ben gaderid in my name, there Y am in the myddil of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

for where there are two or three gathered together -- to my name, there am I in the midst of them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 18:20

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:20

18:20 Where two or three are gathered together in my name - That is, to worship me. I am in the midst of them - By my Spirit, to quicken their prayers, guide their counsels, and answer their petitions.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:20

Mt 18:20 In my name. As followers of Christ.

Discussion for Matthew 18:20

  • Andy G van den Berg on Matthew 18:20
    To ADAM

    Must have been too busy and corrected a few typos. Sorry about that!

    He that committeth sin of the devil; for the devil (your natural spirit) sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God, doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1 John 3:8,9).

    The following is an excerpt from the Article 'What is Sin of the book 'A World Deceived'.

    'Sin is not just an act such as prostitution , alcoholism, adultery or a drug addiction, as the spirit of this world has made you believe but is the fruit of every man, woman and child (Romans 3:9; Galatians 3:22).

    For the purpose of this article and to give mankind a better understanding of the title of this article, we would like to add the words 'abortion' and 'homosexuality' as another act.

    Sin is often referred to in the Bible in the same context as Satan, and his servants are therefore also described as the servants of sin (John 8:34). Sin is the natural state a person is born in and his/her whole being is sinful. It is the fruit of the natural body.

    As such, every person is separated from the true and living God and under the power of Satan. Religion or any form of Baptism does not change that and is a form of self-transformation of the natural body. This is how Satan has transformed himself into an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).

    He (Christ) also informed them that they were not of God (John 8:43-47). Remember now that they truly thought that they knew God and that they worshipped him in truth, but when He dwelt amongst them they crucified Him, as they could not believe His message of repentance (1 Corinthians 2:14) and did not like it that He convinced them that they were sinners and that they lived under the power of sin (Satan).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Andy G van den Berg on Matthew 18:20
    On MATTHEW 18:3

    By nature every person is born in sin through the sinful seed of their natural fathers and conditioned therein (1 Peter 1:23). For that reason and in order to become a son of God, which are born of God, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, a person must be 'Born Again' (John 1:12,13; 3:3-7; 1 John 3:9; 5:4).

    God is the judge over His Church and teaches us that you must be 'Born Again'. No believer and follower of the true Christ has ever made a claim that they are 'Born Again'. That is judging oneself and falsehood, as in truth they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; Rev. 12:9). This is how Satan has transformed Himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

    Only through 'True Repentance' will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters (Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it.
  • WHO WERE THE NICOLAITANS on Matthew 18:20
    Who Were the Nicolaitans, And What Was Their Doctrine and Deeds?

    But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:6

    Have you ever wondered who the "Nicolaitans" were, mentioned in the book of Revelation? Whoever they were, Jesus loathed their doctrine and hated their deeds. Let's delve into this subject today to see if we can ascertain the identity of this group. What was their damnable doctrine? What deeds were they committing that elicited such a strong reaction from Jesus?

    Let's begin in Revelation 2:6, where Jesus told the church of Ephesus, "But this thou hast [in your favor], that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate."

    Jesus was proud of the church of Ephesus for their "hatred" of the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which He also "hated."

    The word "hate" is a strong word, so let's see exactly what it means. It comes from the Greek word miseo, which means to hate, to abhor, or to find utterly repulsive. It describes a person who has a deep-seated animosity, who is antagonistic to something he finds to be completely objectionable. He not only loathes that object, but rejects it entirely. This is not just a case of dislike; it is a case of actual hatred.

    The thing Jesus hated about them was their "deeds." The word "deeds" is the Greek word erga, which means works. However, this word is so all-encompassing that it pictures all the deeds and behavior of the Nicolaitans; including their actions, beliefs, conduct, and everything else connected to them.

    Search the TITLE of this article on Renner dot org to read the whole thing. Mishael
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on Matthew 18:20
    This doesn't mean that Jesus doesn't hear our prayers when we pray alone or with two or three people etc. He does. But it means that this particular verse is not talking about Jesus' presence in prayer, it's talking about His presence in church discipline.
  • S.Lipton on Matthew 18:20
    Where two means Husband and Wife and three means child or children. So when a family gather for family prayer in the name of Jesus , He is there in the midst of them. In a christian life family prayer is very important like God Trinity which put the family together always. Iff Jesus comes in the midst of us, then Father and Holy spirit also be with us and also angels will join them surely. Our home will become a small Heaven.
  • Harold Willett on Matthew 18:20
    I feel sorry for so many people. God's words are alive. If his book the Bible had legs it would walk. As I read the different things that people say to interpret God's words for the most part there all Wrong. Where to or three are gathered together in my name there i an in the midst of them. The Holy Spirit guides me into it's meaning for me not for anyone else but me. Same goes for anyone else that reads his words San all for guidance. Myself and Jesus are two by itself. When I'm in prayer when God i do it through Jesus guided by the spirit of Jesus that's already inside of me. Jesus is with me when I'm before God. Many do not understand this because only those of us that have a really true relationship with Jesus can understand these things. So many go to church thinking this does it relationship wise but it does nothing at all nothing. People understand the word relationship but don't understand it when it comes to there salvation. It's not about being perfect I'm not in not even close it's about a true honest relationship when him. I don't even go to any church Anymore. I'll backslide if I do and I know it. I'd like to go preach but no one will have me I've tried before many times. People are afraid of the TRUTH and FACTS. Common Sense is the best way I know to describe God's words when reading them. Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil and the Holy Spirit along with God's words did that for me. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide no one else no networks no preachers no friends him and his only it you won't get your deliverance ever. If I had time to share my testimony here you'd call me a Liar. No one lives like I do has what I have and does what I do no one Period. I race one of the most expensive cars on the planet and do it with hardly nothing. How? It's called being Blessed and that's a totally different story of how God works through Jesus and his Holy Spirit. It's Holy a reason. I will come speak anywhere I'm invited. Just get me there @bac
  • Peter Grant Budgewoi Australia - in Reply on Matthew 18:20
    I agree regarding "The Church" buzz - The more I learn I see thousands, if not millions being lead down the garden path (The wrong one) I have been in the Way now for 42 years & do not attend Church anymore with their women preachers, immoral dress codes, in which so called Christian women reveal themselves (they are a joke - surrendering to a Jezebel sprit)

    The pandering to transgender & homosexual roles in the pulpit and leadership. the amalgamation of masonic symbols and practices in their Rock concert type SO CALLED praise & worship. "Rock music" (Rock n Roll) abbreviated, refers to the 50s & what happened in cars when a sexual act was in progress Rockin and Rolling" and those inside also.

    AHH! but brother "forsake not the gathering together of yourselves - is the bullet fired! But these words burn in my spirit

    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,2 Cor The world is littered with FALSE PROFETS, and money grabbing ministries, that condemn you for not tithing - enabling playboy type life styles of these- so call Pastors, teachers & Prophets!

    Anyone that is spreading the WORD - Like Paul - Should have a job, & not "Fleecing the Flock"

    Somewhere between Gino Jennings (Fire and brimstone Yell & Tell ) at the top end of the scale & Kenneth Copeland & all the other blab & grab ministers of darkness at the bottom end of the scale - Lies the truth!

    Oh dear Yahweh - Here my prayer- Reveal the truth of Jesus to me, and all others who are weak, heavy laden & desire in our hearts to please you only.

    The topic in discussion -"Where 2or3 three are gathered - I am in the mist - really needs no theorizing! v19 IF 2 OF YOU SHALL AGREE on earth as touching anything that they shall ask - I believe is Jesus BACKING a prayer of agreement between 2 or more

    Bless u Sir and all who read this
  • A bible believer - in Reply on Matthew 18:20
    I don't know what kind of church you go to but my church does none of those things. I thing it is best if you find either a church online or another church.

    It is better if you go to a church to better edify not only you but others. we can see in Acts 15:1-7 that a Church is suppose to edify others.
  • Peter Grant Budgewoi Australia - in Reply on Matthew 18:20
    Again I say - If they aint preaching the truth and compromising it - I don't need their edification, or to fellowship with the mislead - And it is certain they will not want to hear what I have to say to them!
  • A bible believer - in Reply on Matthew 18:20
    why shouldnt a woman preach. maybe you are refrencing to 1 corinthians 34. that was because they were under the law. the law was that women could not speak. At that time there was a lot of tension between state and church. We are not under the law anymore so we do not need to follow that command anymore. The Bible fights for faitness and not sexism between the two sexes.


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