Luke 9:47
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New International Version
Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.

New Living Translation
But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side.

English Standard Version
But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, had a little child stand beside Him.

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus, having known the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set it by Him,

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,

King James Bible
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him.

International Standard Version
But Jesus, knowing their inner thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.

NET Bible
But when Jesus discerned their innermost thoughts, he took a child, had him stand by his side,

New Heart English Bible
Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua knew the thought of their heart, and he took a boy and he stood him by him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he took a little child and had him stand beside him.

New American Standard 1977
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jesus, seeing the thoughts of their heart, took a child and set him by him,

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him beside him,

American King James Version
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

American Standard Version
But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their heart, took a child and set him by him,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, seeing the reasoning of their heart, having taken a little child set it by him,

English Revised Version
But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

Weymouth New Testament
And Jesus, knowing the reasoning that was in their hearts, took a young child and made him stand by His side

World English Bible
Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus having seen the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set him beside himself,
Study Bible
The Greatest in the Kingdom
46Then an argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. 47But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, had a little child stand beside Him. 48And He said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me, and whoever welcomes Me welcomes the One who sent Me. For whoever is the least among all of you, he is the greatest.”…
Cross References
Matthew 9:4
But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you harbor evil in your hearts?

Matthew 12:15
Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them all,
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

perceiving.

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said to them, …

Luke 7:39,40 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within …

Psalm 139:2,23 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off…

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every …

John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

John 16:30 Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man …

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight…

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

took.

Matthew 18:2-4 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them…

Matthew 19:13-15 Then were there brought to him little children, that he should put …

Mark 10:14,15 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said to them, …

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

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

(47) Took a child.--Better, laid hold on.

And Jesus perceiving the thought of their heart,.... Not by any words he had heard; for the dispute was on the road, as they came along behind him; but as the omniscient God, who is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, he was privy to all their ambition, and the vanity of their minds, and to all their reasonings and debates: though he was before them, and out of the reach of hearing of them: and when he came to Capernaum, after having asked them what they disputed about by the way;

he took a child and set him by him. The Ethiopic version reads, "before them", the disciples; and Matthew and Mark say, "he set him in the midst of them"; all which were true, Jesus sitting in the midst of them; so, that the child he set by him, was in the middle of them and before them; See Gill on Matthew 18:2. 9:43-50 This prediction of Christ's sufferings was plain enough, but the disciples would not understand it, because it agreed not with their notions. A little child is the emblem by which Christ teaches us simplicity and humility. What greater honour can any man attain to in this world, than to be received by men as a messenger of God and Christ; and to have God and Christ own themselves received and welcomed in him! If ever any society of Christians in this world, had reason to silence those not of their own communion, the twelve disciples at this time had; yet Christ warned them not to do the like again. Those may be found faithful followers of Christ, and may be accepted of him, who do not follow with us.
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