Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven.

New American Standard Bible

"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

King James Version

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

International Standard Version

"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, because I tell you, their angels in heaven always have access to my Father in heaven.

A Conservative Version

See that ye not disparage one of these little ones, for I say to you, that in the heavens their agents do always behold the face of my Father in the heavens.

American Standard Version

See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Amplified

Beware that you do not despise or feel scornful toward or think little of one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always are in the presence of and look upon the face of My Father Who is in heaven.

An Understandable Version

Make sure you do not look down on any one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of Christ]. For I tell you, their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. {[{[Some ancient manuscripts include verse

Anderson New Testament

Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, That their angels in heaven do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Bible in Basic English

Let it not seem to you that one of these little ones is of no value; for I say to you that in heaven their angels see at all times the face of my Father in heaven.

Common New Testament

"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

take care not to despise one of such an humble disposition: for I tell you, that in heaven their angels are continually attending the presence of my father who is in heaven:

Darby Translation

See that ye do not despise one of these little ones; for I say unto you that their angels in the heavens continually behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that their angels in heaven do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

Goodspeed New Testament

"Beware of feeling scornful of one single little child, for I tell you that in heaven their angels have continual access to my Father in heaven.

John Wesley New Testament

See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that in heaven their angels continually behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in the heavens their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens.

Julia Smith Translation

See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That their messengers in the heavens always behold the face of my Father which is in the heavens.

King James 2000

Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven constantly see the face of my Father [who is] in heaven.

Modern King James verseion

Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I say to you that in Heaven their angels always behold the face of My Father in Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

See that ye despise not one of these little ones. For I say unto you, that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father, which is in heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, their angels in heaven always look on the face of my Father in heaven.

Montgomery New Testament

"See to it that you never despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father in heaven.

NET Bible

"See that you do not disdain one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

New Heart English Bible

See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Noyes New Testament

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

See that you despise not one of these little ones; for I tell you that their angels always behold the face of my Father in heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

Beware! do not despise one of these little ones; For I say unto you - that, their messengers in the heavens, do, continually, behold the face of my Father in the heavens.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

See that ye despise not one of these little ones, for I say unto you, That their angels in heaven continually behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Beware of despising one of these lowly ones, for in Heaven, I tell you, their angels always see the face of my Father who is in Heaven.

Webster

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

"Beware of ever despising one of these little ones, for I tell you that in Heaven their angels have continual access to my Father who is in Heaven.

Williams New Testament

"Be careful not to look with scorn on a single one of these little children, for I tell you that in heaven their angels have uninterrupted access to my Father in heaven.

World English Bible

See that you don't despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Worrell New Testament

"See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, that their angels in Heaven do always behold the face of My Father Who is in Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I tell you, that their angels in heaven do continually appear in the presence of my father, who is in heaven:

Youngs Literal Translation

Beware! -- ye may not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their messengers in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

ye despise
καταφρονέω 
Kataphroneo 
Usage: 6

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

one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

of
μικρός μικρότερος 
Mikros 
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 15
Usage: 180

τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

μικρός μικρότερος 
Mikros 
Usage: 15

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156


Usage: 0

G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

do
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

the face
πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
Usage: 70

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Lost Sheep

9 And if your eye causes your downfall, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, rather than to have two eyes and be thrown into hellfire! 10 “See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven. 11 [For the Son of Man has come to save the lost.]


Cross References

Luke 1:19

The angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and tell you this good news.

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve those who are going to inherit salvation?

Psalm 34:7

The Angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear Him, and rescues them.

Psalm 91:11

For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways.

Esther 1:14

The most trusted ones were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan. They were the seven officials of Persia and Media who had personal access to the king and occupied the highest positions in the kingdom.

Luke 16:22

One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side.The rich man also died and was buried.

Acts 12:15

“You’re crazy!” they told her. But she kept insisting that it was true. Then they said, “It’s his angel!”

Genesis 32:1-2

Jacob went on his way, and God’s angels met him.

2 Samuel 14:28

Absalom resided in Jerusalem two years but never saw the king.

1 Kings 22:19

Then Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and the whole heavenly host was standing by Him at His right hand and at His left hand.

2 Kings 6:16-17

Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.”

Psalm 15:4

who despises the one rejected by the Lord
but honors those who fear the Lord,
who keeps his word whatever the cost,

Psalm 17:15

But I will see Your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

Zechariah 4:10

For who scorns the day of small things? These seven eyes of the Lord, which scan throughout the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”

Zechariah 13:7

Sword, awake against My shepherd,
against the man who is My associate—
this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
I will also turn My hand against the little ones.

Matthew 1:20

But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 2:13

After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”

Matthew 2:19

After Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

Matthew 12:20

He will not break a bruised reed,
and He will not put out a smoldering wick,
until He has led justice to victory.

Matthew 18:6

“But whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me—it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depths of the sea!

Matthew 18:14

In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.

Matthew 24:31

He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Luke 10:16

Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

Acts 5:19

But an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail during the night, brought them out, and said,

Acts 10:3

About three in the afternoon he distinctly saw in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, “Cornelius!”

Acts 12:7-11

Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, “Quick, get up!” Then the chains fell off his wrists.

Acts 12:23

At once an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give the glory to God, and he became infected with worms and died.

Acts 27:23

For this night an angel of the God I belong to and serve stood by me,

Romans 14:1-3

Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues.

Romans 14:10

But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the tribunal of God.

Romans 14:13-15

Therefore, let us no longer criticize one another. Instead decide never to put a stumbling block or pitfall in your brother’s way.

Romans 14:21

It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.

Romans 15:1

Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 8:8-13

Food will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don’t eat, and we are not better if we do eat.

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.

1 Corinthians 11:22

Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!

1 Corinthians 16:11

Therefore, no one should look down on him. Send him on his way in peace so he can come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am humble among you in person but bold toward you when absent.

2 Corinthians 10:10

For it is said, “His letters are weighty and powerful, but his physical presence is weak, and his public speaking is despicable.”

Galatians 4:13-14

you know that previously I preached the gospel to you because of a physical illness.

Galatians 6:1

Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted.

1 Thessalonians 4:8

Therefore, the person who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who also gives you His Holy Spirit.

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Revelation 8:2

Then I saw the seven angels who stand in the presence of God; seven trumpets were given to them.

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