Matthew 18:14
New International Version
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

New Living Translation
In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father's will that even one of these little ones should perish.

English Standard Version
So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Berean Study Bible
In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

Berean Literal Bible
Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in the heavens that one of these little ones should perish.

New American Standard Bible
"So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

King James Bible
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

Contemporary English Version
That's how it is with your Father in heaven. He doesn't want any of these little ones to be lost.

Good News Translation
In just the same way your Father in heaven does not want any of these little ones to be lost.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

International Standard Version
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost."

NET Bible
In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.

New Heart English Bible
Even so it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Just so, it is not the will before your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.

New American Standard 1977
“Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in the heavens that one of these little ones should perish.

King James 2000 Bible
Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

American King James Version
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

American Standard Version
Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Darby Bible Translation
So it is not the will of your Father who is in [the] heavens that one of these little ones should perish.

English Revised Version
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Weymouth New Testament
Just so it is not the will of your Father in Heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.

World English Bible
Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Young's Literal Translation
so it is not will in presence of your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones may perish.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
13And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices more over that one sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. 15If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:13
And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices more over that one sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.

Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

Treasury of Scripture

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

it is.

Luke 12:32
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

John 6:39,40
And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day…

John 10:27-30
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: …

your.

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 6:9,32
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…

one.

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.

Zechariah 13:7
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

John 21:15
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.







Lexicon
In the same way,
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Father
Πατρὸς (Patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

heaven
οὐρανοῖς (ouranois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

willing
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

any
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of these
τούτων (toutōn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

little ones
μικρῶν (mikrōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3398: Little, small. Including the comparative mikroteros apparently a primary word; small (figuratively) dignity).

should perish.
ἀπόληται (apolētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.
(14) Even so it is not the will . . .--The form of the proposition has all the force that belongs to the rhetorical use of the negative. "It is not the will" suggests the thought that the will of the Father is the very opposite of that, and so the words are identical in their teaching with those of St. Paul, "He will have all men to be saved" (1Timothy 2:4). The continued presence of the child is again emphasised in "one of these little ones."

Verse 14. - Even so. The teaching of the parable is summed up; the conduct of the earthly shepherd is a figure of that of the heavenly Shepherd. The will of your Father... perish. To scandalize one of these little ones, or lead him into sin (which is to cause to perish), is to fight against God's will, who would have all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). "When the dignity of the little ones was asserted, it was Πατρός μου, 'my Father;' now that a motive directly acting on the conscience of the Christian is urged, it is Πατρὸς ὑμῶν, your Father" (Alford). St. Paul teaches that Christ died for the weak brethren (Romans 14:15; 1 Corinthians 8:11). With this text (ver. 14) before him, it is inconceivable that any one can hold the doctrine of the eternal reprobation of certain souls. The whole passage is opposed to the theory of irrespective predestination and irresistible grace. 18:7-14 Considering the cunning and malice of Satan, and the weakness and depravity of men's hearts, it is not possible but that there should be offences. God permits them for wise and holy ends, that those who are sincere, and those who are not, may be made known. Being told before, that there will be seducers, tempters, persecutors, and bad examples, let us stand on our guard. We must, as far as lawfully we may, part with what we cannot keep without being entangled by it in sin. The outward occasions of sin must be avoided. If we live after the flesh, we must die. If we, through the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the body, we shall live. Christ came into the world to save souls, and he will reckon severely with those who hinder the progress of others who are setting their faces heavenward. And shall any of us refuse attention to those whom the Son of God came to seek and to save? A father takes care of all his children, but is particularly tender of the little ones.
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