Matthew 18:5
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New International Version
And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

New Living Translation
"And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.

English Standard Version
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,

Berean Study Bible
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me.

Berean Literal Bible
And whoever shall receive one such little child in My name, receives Me.

New American Standard Bible
"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;

King James Bible
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.

International Standard Version
and whoever receives a little child like this in my name receives me."

NET Bible
And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whoever will receive one such as this boy, in my name, receives me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

New American Standard 1977
“And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

King James 2000 Bible
And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

American King James Version
And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

American Standard Version
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

Darby Bible Translation
and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.

English Revised Version
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

Weymouth New Testament
And whoever for my sake receives one young child such as this, receives me.

World English Bible
Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,

Young's Literal Translation
'And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-6 Christ spoke many words of his sufferings, but only one of his glory; yet the disciples fasten upon that, and overlook the others. Many love to hear and speak of privileges and glory, who are willing to pass by the thoughts of work and trouble. Our Lord set a little child before them, solemnly assuring them, that unless they were converted and made like little children, they could not enter his kingdom. Children, when very young, do not desire authority, do not regard outward distinctions, are free from malice, are teachable, and willingly dependent on their parents. It is true that they soon begin to show other dispositions, and other ideas are taught them at an early age; but these are marks of childhood, and render them proper emblems of the lowly minds of true Christians. Surely we need to be daily renewed in the spirit of our minds, that we may become simple and humble, as little children, and willing to be the least of all. Let us daily study this subject, and examine our own spirits.
Study Bible
The Greatest in the Kingdom
4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me. 6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 10:40
He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives the One who sent Me.

Matthew 18:4
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:6
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Treasury of Scripture

And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

receive.

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

Matthew 25:40,45 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

Mark 9:41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because …

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives …

Luke 17:1,2 Then said he to the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses …

receiveth.

Mark 9:37 Whoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me: …

John 13:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives …

Galatians 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; …

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