New International Version
Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.
King James Bible
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
Darby Bible Translation
Then there were brought to him little children that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.
World English Bible
Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
Young's Literal Translation
Then were brought near to him children that he might put hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then were there brought unto him little children - These are termed by Luke, Luke 18:15, τα βρεφη, infants, very young children; and it was on this account, probably, that the disciples rebuked the parents, thinking them too young to receive good. See on Mark 10:16 (note).
That he should put his hands - It was a common custom among the Jews to lay their hands on the heads of those whom they blessed, or for whom they prayed. This seems to have been done by way of dedication or consecration to God - the person being considered as the sacred property of God ever after. Often God added a testimony of his approbation, by communicating some extraordinary influence of the Holy Spirit. This rite has been long practised among Christians, when persons are appointed to any sacred office. But this consecration of children to God seems to have grown out of use. It is no wonder that the great mass of children are so wicked, when so few, are put under the care of Christ by humble, praying, believing parents. Let every parent that fears God bring up his children in that fear; and, by baptism, let each be dedicated to the holy trinity. Whatever is solemnly consecrated to God abides under his protection and blessing.
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People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.
People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.
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