Matthew 19:14

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come vnto me: for of such is þe kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus said, Let the little ones come to me, and do not keep them away: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and do not hinder them from coming to me; for the kingdom of the heavens is of such:
- Darby Bible

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus however said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of the Heavens belongs."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said, "Allow the little children, and don't forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these."
- World English Bible

And the disciplis blamyden hem. But Jhesus seide to hem, Suffre ye that litle children come to me, and nyle ye forbede hem; for of siche is the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

But Jesus said, `Suffer the children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:14


19:14 Of such is the kingdom of heaven - Little children, either in a natural or spiritual sense, have a right to enter into my kingdom. #Mt 18:3|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:14


Mt 19:14 Suffer little children. Do not hinder them, either by word, or by a bad example. To come unto me. Whatever mortal, young or old, wishes to come to Christ should be encouraged. For of such is the kingdom of heaven. Those who have the loving simplicity, humility, and trust of children. See Mt 18:1-14. These words show, (1) that children are not, as some have taught, totally depraved; (2) that the earlier they come to Christ the better; (3) that they should not be hindered from coming by injudicious teaching; (4) that parents should bring them to the Savior.

Discussion for Matthew 19:14

  • Nick o demus for verse 14
    Could all you be blind, surely he is telling you that this is the mentality of those in paradise. No cares, worries, needs, wants or free will, you will be like children !
  • Emosi Sadole for verse 14
    Like any other verse in the bible ,this verse has been put together in most simple meaning to bring us closer to the real thoughts of our Lord. Meaning what may eventually read out or spoken out of a single bible verse, will have different lots of meaning definitions to mankind. DOes that really necessarily mean they all truth??? i leave to people to decided and ponder on that. In the meantime,back to this verse, im no different from the rest of you who have been pondering on this verse.But great is this opportunity site to share what i learn from this verse. Mark 10 14 15 quoting ...suffer the little children to come unto me,and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily i say unto you,Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child.he shall not enter therein ' '... the comparison is been made between receiving little children to be similar to receiving the kingdom of God.God wants us to receive and care and nurture and treasure the kingdom of God ,just like how much we care for our own children. Linking to this verse i gain a verse where people asked 'where is the kingdom of God ' ' Jesus reveal the kingdom of God is found within you ' '.
  • Veronica for verse 14
    God says the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS FOR the the little children MOST DEFINATELY and as adults we need to change our hearts so we can to Heaven to be with our children Amen
  • Veronica for verse 14
    This verse is very personal for me, and it gives me comfort it heals my heart Thank you Lord My baby girl went home to be with the Lord and it hurt me so bad. To me the verse means the children are pure free of sin never lied, never stole, never hurt anyone, or cursed anyone, or judged so God
  • Prof.K.ROBERT JAMES for verse 14
    children are simply/blindly believing the words of mother or father and act as they heard from parents- they never argue/doubt.God says every one should be like children while reading Bible words and follow the same in their life. He need such persons in the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen!!!....
  • God wants us to have a childlike spirit, with humbleness, forgiving, & loving. A child does not hold onto grudges and its easy for them to let it go no matter how they've been hurt. God wants us to have that same forgiving and loving spirit because we can't go to God any kind of way

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