New Living Translation
So anyone who becomes as humble as this little 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;
World English Bible
Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Young's Literal Translation
whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 15, "If Thy Brother Sin against Thee, Go, Shew Him his Fault Between Thee and Him Alone;" And
1. Our Lord warns us not to neglect one another's sins, not by searching out what to find fault with, but by looking out for what to amend. For He said that his eye is sharp to cast out a mote out of his brother's eye, who has not a beam in his own eye. Now what this means, I will briefly convey to you, Beloved. A mote in the eye is anger; a beam in the eye is hatred. When therefore one who has hatred finds fault with one who is angry, he wishes to take a mote out of his brother's eye, but is hindered …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 7, Where we are Admonished to Beware of the Offences of the World.
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Then he said, "I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
"And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
But they didn't answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.
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