New International Version
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
King James Bible
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus having called a little child to [him], set it in their midst,
World English Bible
Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A little child - But this child could walk, for he called him to him. Nicephorus says, this was Ignatius, who was afterwards bishop of Antioch, and suffered martyrdom under, and by command of, the Roman Emperor Trojan, in the 107th year of our Lord. But this good father is not much to be depended on, being both weak and credulous.
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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 …
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Meetings for Prayer.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
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