Luke 18:17
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New International Version
Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

New Living Translation
I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it."

English Standard Version
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Berean Study Bible
Truly I tell you, if anyone does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child, he will never enter it."

Berean Literal Bible
Truly I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not at all enter into it."

New American Standard Bible
"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

King James Bible
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

International Standard Version
I tell all of you with certainty, whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never get into it at all."

NET Bible
I tell you the truth, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Amen, I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little boy shall not enter it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee this truth: Whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child receives it will never enter it."

New American Standard 1977
“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

King James 2000 Bible
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

American King James Version
Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

American Standard Version
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it.

Darby Bible Translation
Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

English Revised Version
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into it.

Weymouth New Testament
I tell you in solemn truth that, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will certainly not enter it."

World English Bible
Most certainly, I tell you, whoever doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, he will in no way enter into it."

Young's Literal Translation
verily I say to you, Whoever may not receive the reign of God as a little child, may not enter into it.'
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
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.” 18Then a certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”…
Cross References
Matthew 18:3
"Truly I tell you," He said, "unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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."

Mark 10:15
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Luke 18:16
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.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
Treasury of Scripture

Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

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