Matthew 19:13

“Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then were there brought vnto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then {some} children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then some people took little children to him, so that he might put his hands on them in blessing: and the disciples said sharp words to them.
- Basic English Bible

Then there were brought to him little children that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.
- Darby Bible

Then were brought to him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
- Webster's Bible

Then young children were brought to Him for Him to put His hands on them and pray; but the disciples interfered.
- Weymouth Bible

Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
- World English Bible

Thanne litle children weren brouyte to hym, that he schulde putte hondis to hem, and preie.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then were brought near to him children that he might put hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:13


19:13 That he should lay his hands on them - This was a rite which was very early used, in praying for a blessing on young persons. See #Gen 48:14|,20. The disciples rebuked them - That is, them that brought them: probably thinking such an employ beneath the dignity of their Master. #Mark 10:13|; Luke 18:15.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:13


Mt 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children. Compare Mr 10:13-16 Lu 18:15-17. It was the Jewish custom to bring children to the synagogue on their first birthday for the Rabbi to bless them. So these persons came to one whom they regarded the greatest of all Rabbis. The disciples rebuked them. They thought it an interruption.

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