Parallel Verses

NET Bible

But Jesus called for the children, saying, "Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

New American Standard Bible

But Jesus called for them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

King James Version

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Holman Bible

Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

International Standard Version

Jesus, however, called for the children and said, "Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of God belongs to people like these.

A Conservative Version

But having summoned them, Jesus said, Allow the children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.

American Standard Version

But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.

Amplified

But Jesus called them to Himself, saying [to the apostles], “Allow the children to come to Me, and do not forbid them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

An Understandable Version

But Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "Allow these little children to come to me and stop trying to prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these [i.e., humble ones. See Matt. 19:14].

Anderson New Testament

And Jesus called them to him, and said: Let the little children come to me, and hinder them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.

Bible in Basic English

But Jesus sent for them, saying, Let the children come to me, and do not keep them away, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Common New Testament

But Jesus called them to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Jesus called the children to him, and said to his disciples, let the children come to me, without any hindrance, for they who belong to the kingdom of God, must be like them.

Darby Translation

But Jesus calling them to him said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.

Godbey New Testament

And Jesus calling them to Him, said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

But Jesus called them up to him and said, "Let the children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as they.

John Wesley New Testament

But Jesus calling them to him, said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jesus having called them, said, Leave the young children to come to me, and hinder them not: for of such is time kingdom of God.

King James 2000

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Allow little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Jesus called them to himself, saying, "Allow the children to come to me, and do not forbid them, {for to such belongs} the kingdom of God.

Modern King James verseion

But Jesus called them and said, Allow the little children to come to Me, and forbid them not. For of such is the kingdom of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, "Suffer children to come unto me, and forbid them not. For of such is the kingdom of God.

Moffatt New Testament

but Jesus called for the infants. "Let the children come to me," he said, "do not stop them: the Realm of God belongs to such as these.

Montgomery New Testament

But Jesus called for the babies. "Let the little children come to me," he said, "do not hinder them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

New Heart English Bible

Jesus summoned them, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Noyes New Testament

But Jesus called them to him, saying, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.

Sawyer New Testament

But Jesus calling them, said, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.

The Emphasized Bible

But, Jesus, called them near, saying - Suffer, the children, to be coming unto me, and do not hinder them; for, of such, is the kingdom of God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But Jesus calling them to him, said, Permit little children to come to me, and hinder them not for of such is the kingdom of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Jesus, however, called the little children to him. "Let the little children come to me," he said, "and do not hinder them; for it is to the childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs.

Webster

But Jesus called them to him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament

Jesus however called the infants to Him. "Let the little children come to me," He said; "do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of God belongs.

Williams New Testament

But Jesus called them to Him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and stop preventing them from it, for to such as these the kingdom of God belongs.

World English Bible

Jesus summoned them, saying, "Allow the little children to come to me, and don't hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Worrell New Testament

But Jesus called them to Him, saying, "Suffer the little children to come to Me, and forbid them not; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God.

Worsley New Testament

But Jesus called them to Him and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Jesus having called them near, said, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

προσκαλέομαι 
Proskaleomai 
Usage: 27




Usage: 0
Usage: 0

unto him, and said
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

to come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

of such
τοιοῦτος 
Toioutos 
Usage: 51

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Little Children Brought To Jesus

15 Now people were even bringing their babies to him for him to touch. But when the disciples saw it, they began to scold those who brought them. 16 But Jesus called for the children, saying, "Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 I tell you the truth, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it."


Cross References

Genesis 21:4

When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him just as God had commanded him to do.

Genesis 47:10-14

Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went out from his presence.

Deuteronomy 29:11

your infants, your wives, and the foreigners living in your encampment, those who chop wood and those who carry water --

Deuteronomy 31:12

Gather the people -- men, women, and children, as well as the resident foreigners in your villages -- so they may hear and thus learn about and fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the words of this law.

2 Chronicles 20:13

All the men of Judah were standing before the Lord, along with their infants, wives, and children.

Jeremiah 32:39

I will give them a single-minded purpose to live in a way that always shows respect for me. They will want to do that for their own good and the good of the children who descend from them.

Matthew 18:3-4

and said, "I tell you the truth, unless you turn around and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven!

Acts 2:39

For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

1 Corinthians 7:14

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified because of the wife, and the unbelieving wife because of her husband. Otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking. Instead, be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

1 Peter 2:2

And yearn like newborn infants for pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up to salvation,

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