Matthew 18:4

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer therefore shall humble himselfe as this little childe, the same is greatest in the Kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever, then, will make himself as low as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, *he* is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;
- Darby Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this young child, he it is who is superior to others in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
- World English Bible

Therfor who euer mekith hym as this litil child, he is gretter in the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:4


Mt 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child. This explains the great feature in which they must become as the child. Greatness in the kingdom is not secured by seeking to be greatest. There is a lesson here for Christians, and especially preachers who are ambitious of distinction.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • MARILYN MANOCCHIO
    THIS CHAPTER AND BEING REVEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT MEANS THAT WE SHOULD BE HUMBLE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THIS IS THE DUTY AND SHOULD BE THE DUTY OF EACH AND EVERY CHRISTIAN. FOR THE KEYS TO SUCCESS IS PERSERVERANCE AND HUMILITY. GOD BLESS AND I PRAY THAT EACH AND EVERY CHRISTIAN IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE - THAT WOULD BE ON A UNIVERSAL BASIS MEANS WE SHOULD STRIVE TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS EACH DAY.
  • 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 :)

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