New American Standard Bible
"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The greatest ... - That is, shall be the most eminent Christian shall have most of the true spirit of religion.
LibraryPersistence of Thwarted Love
'If so be that he find it.'--MATT. xviii. 13. 'Until he find it.'--LUKE xv. 4. Like other teachers, Jesus seems to have had favourite points of view and utterances which came naturally to His lips. There are several instances in the gospels of His repeating the same sayings in entirely different connections and with different applications. One of these habitual points of view seems to have been the thought of men as wandering sheep, and of Himself as the Shepherd. The metaphor has become so familiar …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Six Sweeping Statements.
False Ambition Versus Childlikeness.
Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren.
and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.
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