New International Version
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should 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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is not the will of your Father - If any soul be finally lost, it is not because God's will or counsel was against its salvation, or that a proper provision had not been made for it; but that, though light came into the world, it preferred darkness to light, because of its attachment to its evil deeds.
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LibraryMay 31. "Whosoever Therefore Shall Humble Himself as this Little Child" (Matt. xviii. 4).
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child" (Matt. xviii. 4). You will never get a humble heart until it is born from above, from the heart of Christ. For man has lost his own humanity and alas, too often has a demon heart. God wants us, as Christians, to be simple, human, approachable and childlike. The Christians that we know and love best, and that are nearest to the Lord, are the most simple. Whenever we grow stilted we are only fit for a picture gallery, and we are only good …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
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Meetings for Prayer.
And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
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