|New International Version (© 2011)|
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
King James Bible
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
American Standard Version
And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
Matthew 18:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A little child - But this child could walk, for he called him to him. Nicephorus says, this was Ignatius, who was afterwards bishop of Antioch, and suffered martyrdom under, and by command of, the Roman Emperor Trojan, in the 107th year of our Lord. But this good father is not much to be depended on, being both weak and credulous.
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Matthew 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
Matthew 18:3 And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.