Luke 18:15
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New International Version
People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

King James Bible
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

Darby Bible Translation
And they brought to him also infants that he might touch them, but the disciples when they saw [it] rebuked them.

World English Bible
They were also bringing their babies to him, that he might touch them. But when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they were bringing near also the babes, that he may touch them, and the disciples having seen did rebuke them,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They brought unto him also infants - On these verses the reader is requested to consult the notes on Matthew 19:13 (note), Matthew 19:14 (note), and on Mark 10:16 (note).

When a spiritual guide (a gooroo) visits his disciple, the latter takes his child to him for his blessing, forcing the head of the child down to the gooroo's feet, who gives what is called his blessing in some such words as these, Live long! - Be learned! - Be rich!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they brought.

1 Samuel 1:24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine...

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

Mark 10:13-16 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them...

they rebuked.

Luke 9:49,50,54 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in your name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us...

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June 7 Morning
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.--LUKE 18:1. Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 14. "Men Ought Always to Pray" (Luke xviii. 1).
"Men ought always to pray" (Luke xviii. 1). Let this be a day of prayer. Let us see that our highest ministry and power is to deal with God for men. Let us be obedient to all the Holy Spirit's voices of prayer in us. Let us count every pressure a call to prayer. Let us cherish the spirit of unceasing prayer and abiding communion. Let us learn the meaning of the ministry of prayer. Let us reach persons this day we cannot reach in person; let us expect results that we have never dared to claim before;
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Charity of God
(Quinquagesima Sunday.) LUKE xviii. 31, 32, 33. All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. This is a solemn text, a solemn Gospel; but it is not its solemnity which I wish to speak of this morning, but this--What has it to do with the Epistle, and with
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Matthew 19:13
Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

Mark 10:13
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.

Luke 18:16
But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

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