Luke 18:16
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New International Version
But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.

English Standard Version
But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus called the children to Him and said, "Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus, having called them to Him, said, "Permit the little children to come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of the such is the kingdom of God.

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

King James Bible
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus, however, invited them: "Let the little children come to Me, and don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

International Standard Version
Jesus, however, called for the children and said, "Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of God belongs to people like these.

NET Bible
But Jesus called for the children, saying, "Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus summoned them, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua himself called them and he said to them, “Let the children come to me and do not refuse them, because the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Jesus called the infants to him and said, "Don't stop the children from coming to me! Children like these are part of the kingdom of God.

New American Standard 1977
But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jesus called them unto him and said, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.

King James 2000 Bible
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Allow little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

American King James Version
But Jesus called them to him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

American Standard Version
But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus calling them to [him] said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

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

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus however called the infants to Him. "Let the little children come to me," He said; "do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs.

World English Bible
Jesus summoned them, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and don't hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus having called them near, said, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:15-17 None are too little, too young, to be brought to Christ, who knows how to show kindness to those not capable of doing service to him. It is the mind of Christ, that little children should be brought to him. The promise is to us, and to our seed; therefore He will bid them welcome to him with us. And we must receive his kingdom as children, not by purchase, and must call it our Father's gift.
Study Bible
Jesus Blesses the Children
15Now people were even bringing their babies to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them. And when the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16But Jesus called the children to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17Truly I tell you, if anyone does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, he will never enter it.”…
Cross References
Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Luke 18:15
Now people were even bringing their babies to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them. And when the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

Luke 18:17
Truly I tell you, if anyone does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, he will never enter it."
Treasury of Scripture

But Jesus called them to him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Suffer.

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Genesis 21:4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God …

Deuteronomy 29:11 Your little ones, your wives, and your stranger that is in your camp, …

Deuteronomy 31:12 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and your …

2 Chronicles 20:13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their …

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that …

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving …

for.

Matthew 18:3,4 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become …

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may …

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