New International Version
And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
King James Bible
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Darby Bible Translation
and whosoever shall receive one such little child in my name, receives me.
World English Bible
Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me,
Young's Literal Translation
'And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One such little child - As our Lord in the preceding verses considers a little child an emblem of a genuine disciple, so by the term in this verse he means a disciple only. "Whosoever will receive, i.e. show unto such a child-like, unambitious disciple of mine, any act of kindness for my sake, I will consider it as done to myself."
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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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For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
"Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
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