New Living Translation
Jesus called a little child to him and put 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:2 And Jesus calling to him a little child - This is supposed to have been the great Ignatius, whom Trajan, the wise, the good Emperor Trajan, condemned to be cast to the wild beasts at Rome! Mark 9:36; Luke 9:47.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 15, "If Thy Brother Sin against Thee, Go, Shew Him his Fault Between Thee and Him Alone;" And
1. Our Lord warns us not to neglect one another's sins, not by searching out what to find fault with, but by looking out for what to amend. For He said that his eye is sharp to cast out a mote out of his brother's eye, who has not a beam in his own eye. Now what this means, I will briefly convey to you, Beloved. A mote in the eye is anger; a beam in the eye is hatred. When therefore one who has hatred finds fault with one who is angry, he wishes to take a mote out of his brother's eye, but is hindered …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xviii. 7, Where we are Admonished to Beware of the Offences of the World.
The Forgiveness of Sins.
Fourth Day. Forgiveness of Injuries.
About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"
Then he said, "I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
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