Matthew 18:4
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English Standard Version
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

King James Bible
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

American Standard Version
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.

English Revised Version
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this young child, he it is who is superior to others in the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Matthew 18:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

As this little child

Not, as this little child humbles himself, but, shall make himself humble as this little child is lowly; shall willingly become by spiritual process what the child is by nature.

Matthew 18:4 Parallel Commentaries

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humble.

Matthew 23:11,12 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant...

Psalm 131:1,2 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me...

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

greatest.

Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Matthew 20:26,27 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister...

Mark 10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whoever shall receive me receives him that sent me...

Cross References
Matthew 18:3
and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:5
"Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,

Mark 9:34
But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.

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