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 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

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

  • Stevie Marshall for verse 20
    where 2 or three are gathered...hmmmm. This is interesting because we don't need anyone else for us to be in the spirit. We can commune with God all by ourselves. I take this as the two being gathered being God and I and if anyone else wishes to join in the acknowledgement and praise of God, God will welcome them as well. God is always everywhere in his own name and as long as I even if I'm by myself am gathered in God's name, he will be there in the midst with me.
  • Why does Man always try to use their imagination to try to interprit what is there plain for us to read already,read it again,,,do not add to or take away so sayeth the lord.
  • Gary Sparks for verse 20
    This Christ 's plan for the formation of an assembly to worship Him in His name. The plan of Christ is for believers to agree together, to unite in faith together, and to ask together to receive from the Father. This may happen with 2 or 222.
  • The verse is in the discipline chapter.We are all sinners saved by grace alone.When we go to a sinning brother ,two or three we take Christ with us in His authority
  • MockingBird for verse 20
    1st John 5 :7,8 There are three that bear record in heaven : the Father : the Word : and the Holy Ghost , and these three are one. There are three that bear witness in earth we are made from earth the spirit , the ,water , and the blood , Where two or three are gathered together. The Church : His body : His people . He is in all.
  • when there are two of more gathered to worship christ and are teaching his gospel then is his spirit there the holy ghost or holy spirit to confirm the truth of what is being taught, if two or three are gathered and are teaching of christ but but is not in harmony with christs teachings then his spirit will not be there. now i understand why there are so meany different churches today. no one really understands what they are reading.