Luke 9:47
New International Version
Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.

New Living Translation
But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side.

English Standard Version
But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, had a little child stand beside Him.

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus, having known the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set it by Him,

King James Bible
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

New King James Version
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him,

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their hearts, took a child and had him stand by His side,

NASB 1995
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,

NASB 1977
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,

Amplified Bible
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and had him stand beside Him,

Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus, knowing their inner thoughts, took a little child and had him stand next to him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him.

American Standard Version
But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua knew the thought of their heart, and he took a boy and he stood him by him.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus knew what they were thinking, and he had a child stand there beside him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their heart, took a child and set him by him,

English Revised Version
But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side,

Good News Translation
Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he took a child, stood him by his side,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he took a little child and had him stand beside him.

International Standard Version
But Jesus, knowing their inner thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus having seen the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set him beside Him,

NET Bible
But when Jesus discerned their innermost thoughts, he took a child, had him stand by his side,

New Heart English Bible
Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,

Weymouth New Testament
And Jesus, knowing the reasoning that was in their hearts, took a young child and made him stand by His side

World English Bible
Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side,

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus having seen the reasoning of their heart, having taken hold of a child, set him beside himself,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Greatest in the Kingdom
46Then an argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. 47But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, had a little child stand beside Him. 48And He said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me, and whoever welcomes Me welcomes the One who sent Me. For whoever is the least among all of you, he is the greatest.”…

Cross References
Matthew 9:4
But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you harbor evil in your hearts?

Matthew 12:15
Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them all,


Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

perceiving.

Luke 5:22
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

Luke 7:39,40
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner…

Psalm 139:2,23
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off…

took.

Matthew 18:2-4
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, …

Matthew 19:13-15
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them…

Mark 10:14,15
But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God…









(47) Took a child.--Better, laid hold on.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Jesus,
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

knowing
εἰδὼς (eidōs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

thoughts
διαλογισμὸν (dialogismon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1261: From dialogizomai; discussion, i.e. consideration, or debate.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

hearts,
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

had
ἔστησεν (estēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

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

beside
παρ’ (par’)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

Him.
ἑαυτῷ (heautō)
Reflexive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.


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