Mark 10:16
New International Version
And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

New Living Translation
Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.

English Standard Version
And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Berean Study Bible
And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them, and blessed them.

Berean Literal Bible
And having taken them in arms, He was blessing them, having laid the hands on them.

New American Standard Bible
And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

New King James Version
And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

King James Bible
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Christian Standard Bible
After taking them in his arms, he laid his hands on them and blessed them.

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus took the children in his arms and blessed them by placing his hands on them.

Good News Translation
Then he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on each of them, and blessed them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After taking them in His arms, He laid His hands on them and blessed them.

International Standard Version
Then after he had hugged the children, he tenderly blessed them as he laid his hands on them.

NET Bible
After he took the children in his arms, he placed his hands on them and blessed them.

New Heart English Bible
And he took them in his arms, laying his hands on them, and blessed them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he took them up in his arms and he laid his hand upon them and he blessed them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus put his arms around the children and blessed them by placing his hands on them.

New American Standard 1977
And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands upon them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And taking them up in his arms and putting his hands upon them, he blessed them.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

American King James Version
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

American Standard Version
And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And embracing them, and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.

Darby Bible Translation
And having taken them in his arms, having laid his hands on them, he blessed them.

English Revised Version
And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He took them in His arms and blessed them lovingly, one by one, laying His hands upon them.

World English Bible
He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Young's Literal Translation
and having taken them in his arms, having put his hands upon them, he was blessing them.
Study Bible
Jesus Blesses the Children
15Truly I tell you, anyone who does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them, and blessed them. 17As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up and knelt before Him. “Good Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”…
Cross References
Mark 9:36
Then He had a little child stand among them. Taking the child in His arms, He said to them,

Mark 14:22
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, spoke a blessing and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take it; this is My body."

Treasury of Scripture

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

Genesis 48:14-16
And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn…

Deuteronomy 28:3
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He took [the children] in His arms,
ἐναγκαλισάμενος (enankalisamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1723: To take (fold) in my arms. From en and a derivative of agkale; to take in one's arms, i.e. Embrace.

placed
τιθεὶς (titheis)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

[His]
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hands
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

on
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

them,
αὐτά (auta)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[and] blessed
κατευλόγει (kateulogei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

them.
αὐτὰ (auta)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(16) And he took them up in his arms.--Better, folded them in His arms, leaving the question whether they were lifted from the ground open. The word is used by St. Mark only. The actual "blessing," though implied in St. Matthew, is also definitely mentioned by him only.

Verse 16. - And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. This is considered the true order of the words, according to the best authorities. The word rendered "taking in the arms" (ἐναγκαλισάμενος) has already occurred in this Gospel at Mark 9:36 (where see the note). The description here is very graphic. Our Savior would first embrace the little child,. He folding it in his arms; then he would lay his right hand upon the child's head, and bless it. 10:13-16 Some parents or nurses brought little children to Christ, that he should touch them, in token of his blessing them. It does not appear that they needed bodily cures, nor were they capable of being taught: but those who had the care of them believed that Christ's blessing would do their souls good; therefore they brought them to him. Jesus ordered that they should be brought to him, and that nothing should be said or done to hinder it. Children should be directed to the Saviour as soon as they are able to understand his words. Also, we must receive the kingdom of God as little children; we must stand affected to Christ and his grace, as little children to their parents, nurses, and teachers.
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