Matthew 18:5
New International Version
And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

New Living Translation
“And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.

English Standard Version
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,

Berean Study Bible
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me.

Berean Literal Bible
And whoever shall receive one such little child in My name, receives Me.

New American Standard Bible
"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;

King James Bible
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Christian Standard Bible
And whoever welcomes one child like this in my name welcomes me.

Contemporary English Version
And when you welcome one of these children because of me, you welcome me.

Good News Translation
And whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.

International Standard Version
and whoever receives a little child like this in my name receives me."

NET Bible
And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whoever will receive one such as this boy, in my name, receives me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And whoever welcomes a child like this in my name welcomes me.

New American Standard 1977
“And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

King James 2000 Bible
And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

American King James Version
And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

American Standard Version
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

Darby Bible Translation
and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.

English Revised Version
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

Weymouth New Testament
And whoever for my sake receives one young child such as this, receives me.

World English Bible
Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,

Young's Literal Translation
'And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
Study Bible
The Greatest in the Kingdom
4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me. 6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 10:40
He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives the One who sent Me.

Matthew 18:4
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:6
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Treasury of Scripture

And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.

receive.

Matthew 10:40-42
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me…

Matthew 25:40,45
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me…

Mark 9:41
For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

receiveth.

Mark 9:37
Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

John 13:20
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Galatians 4:14
And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.







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

whoever
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

welcomes
δέξηται (dexētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

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

little child
παιδίον (paidion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3813: Neuter diminutive of pais; a childling, i.e., an infant, or a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian.

like this
τοιοῦτο (toiouto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

name
ὀνόματί (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

welcomes
δέχεται (dechetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

Me.
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(5) Whoso shall receive one such little child.--The words are memorable as the first utterance of the truth afterwards proclaimed as the law of final judgment in Matthew 25:40, and as giving to that law the widest possible range of universality. No child of man is excluded from those whom Christ calls His brethren.

Verses 5-14. - The treatment due to such. Verse 5. - Shall receive (ο{ς ἐὰν δέξηται). The word is pregnant with meaning. It includes not only the showing of tender affection and the giving of material succour, such as hospitality, shelter, etc., but also the bestowal of help and support in spiritual things, encouragement in holiness, instruction in Divine lore. One such little child. Primarily, Jesus refers to children, pure and confiding as the one he had placed in the midst; but his words are applicable to all who have the childlike spirit and character, the graces which he specially loves and rewards. The expressions here and in the next verse must be understood to belong in some cases to the symbol, and in others to the symbolized. In my Name (ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου); for the sake of my Name; because he belongs to me; not merely from natural affection and pity, but from a higher motive, because the child has in him somewhat of Christ - is the child of God, and a member of Christ. Receiveth me. That which is done to his little ones Christ regards as done to himself (comp. Matthew 10:40-42). What a blessing waits on those who teach the young, working laboriously in schools, and training souls for heaven! This "receiving" Christ is a far higher and better thing than being "greatest" in an earthly kingdom. 18:1-6 Christ spoke many words of his sufferings, but only one of his glory; yet the disciples fasten upon that, and overlook the others. Many love to hear and speak of privileges and glory, who are willing to pass by the thoughts of work and trouble. Our Lord set a little child before them, solemnly assuring them, that unless they were converted and made like little children, they could not enter his kingdom. Children, when very young, do not desire authority, do not regard outward distinctions, are free from malice, are teachable, and willingly dependent on their parents. It is true that they soon begin to show other dispositions, and other ideas are taught them at an early age; but these are marks of childhood, and render them proper emblems of the lowly minds of true Christians. Surely we need to be daily renewed in the spirit of our minds, that we may become simple and humble, as little children, and willing to be the least of all. Let us daily study this subject, and examine our own spirits.
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