Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

"In solemn truth I tell you that unless you turn and become like little children, you will not even enter the kingdom of heaven.

New American Standard Bible

and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Holman Bible

“I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

International Standard Version

Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.

A Conservative Version

And he said, Truly I say to you, if ye are not turned, and become as children, ye will, no, not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

American Standard Version

and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Amplified

and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

An Understandable Version

and said, "Truly I tell you, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven unless you turn [your life around] and become like little children [i.e., having child-like humility].

Anderson New Testament

and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Bible in Basic English

And said, Truly, I say to you, If you do not have a change of heart and become like little children, you will not go into the kingdom of heaven.

Common New Testament

and he said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and said, I declare to you, except ye lay aside your ambition, and become as children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the Messias.

Darby Translation

and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Godbey New Testament

and said, Truly I say unto you, unless you may be converted, and become as little children, you can not enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Goodspeed New Testament

and he said, "I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven at all.

John Wesley New Testament

And said, Verily I say to you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

And said, Truly I say to you, Except ye be turned, and become as young children, ye should not come into the kingdom of the heavens.

King James 2000

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become like young children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven!

Modern King James verseion

and said, Truly I say to you, Unless you are converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said, "Verily, I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

and said, "I tell you truly, unless you turn and become like children, you will never get into the Realm of heaven at all.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

and said, "Truly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Noyes New Testament

and said, Truly do I say to you, Unless ye are changed, and become as children, ye will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

and said, I tell you truly, that if you do not turn and become like little children, you can by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

and said - Verily, I say unto you, Except ye turn and become as the children, in nowise, shall ye enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be changed and be as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven at all.

Webster

And said, Verily I say to you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

said, "In solemn truth I tell you that unless you turn and become like little children, you will in no case be admitted into the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Williams New Testament

and said: "I solemnly say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you can never get into the kingdom of heaven at all.

World English Bible

and said, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worrell New Testament

and said, "Verily I say to you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

and said, Verily I declare unto you, unless ye be converted, and become like little children, ye shall never enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

and said, 'Verily I say to you, if ye may not be turned and become as the children, ye may not enter into the reign of the heavens;

Themes

Ambition » Christ condemns

Apostles » Moral state of, before pentecost

Babes » A symbol of the children of the kingdom of heaven

Children » Symbolical of the regenerated

Children » Good » Character of, illustrates conversion

Good Children » Spirit of, a requisite for the kingdom of heaven

Christ and children » Declared that a childlike spirit is absolutely essential in religion

Christ's » Attitude toward children » Declared that a childlike spirit is absolutely essential in religion

Conversion » Those that are not converted

Conversion » General references to » Essential to entrance into God's kingdom

Conversion » Is necessary

Despisement » Who not to despise

Divine Requirements » Spiritual necessities emphasized by Christ » A childlike spirit

Heaven/the heavens » Who shall be great in the kingdom of heaven

Humbleness » The humble

Jesus and children » Declared that a childlike spirit is absolutely essential in religion

Jesus Christ » Kingdom of » Its nature

Jesus Christ » Secular notions concerning the kingdom of

Kingdom of God » Who shall be great in the kingdom of God

Kingdom of heaven » Children of the

Offense » Those that offend people who believe in Christ

Receiving » Who receives jesus Christ and the one who sent him

Receiving » Those that receive a child in the name of jesus Christ

Righteous » Compared with » Little children

compared to Saints » Little children

Salvation » Conditions of

Simplicity » Necessity for

Spiritual » Spiritual necessities emphasized by Christ » A childlike spirit

Symbols and similitudes » Childhood

Teachableness » Essential to entrance into God's kingdom

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

ἀμήν 
amen 
Usage: 48

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

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

ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

ye be converted
στρέφω 
Strepho 
Usage: 15

and

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

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

ye shall
εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 18:3

Images Matthew 18:3

Context Readings

The Question About Who Is Greatest

2 When he had called a little child to him, Jesus set him among them, and answered. 3  "In solemn truth I tell you that unless you turn and become like little children, you will not even enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Whoever therefore will humble himself like this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven;


Cross References

Mark 10:14-15

Jesus was indignant when he saw it, and said: "Let the little children come to me. Do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such.

1 Peter 2:2

Like new-born babes long for the pure spiritual milk to make you grow up into salvation;

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, do not become children in understanding; be babes in malice, but in understanding become mature men.

Matthew 19:14

"Let the little children come to me, and forbid them not; for it is to the childlike that the kingdom of heaven belongs."

Matthew 19:14

"Let the little children come to me, and forbid them not; for it is to the childlike that the kingdom of heaven belongs."

Matthew 5:20

"For I assure you that unless your righteousness exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not find entrance into the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 18:16-17

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.

Luke 22:32

"But I made supplication for you that your own faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned again, must strengthen your brothers."

Luke 22:32-13

"But I made supplication for you that your own faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned again, must strengthen your brothers."

Luke 22:32

"But I made supplication for you that your own faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned again, must strengthen your brothers."

Matthew 5:18

"In solemn truth I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a comma, will pass from the Law until all has taken place.

Matthew 6:2

"And whatever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets, in order that men may praise them. In solemn truth I tell you they already have their reward in full.

Matthew 6:5

"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the avenues, in order that men may see them. In solemn truth I tell you that they have their reward in full.

Matthew 6:16

"When you fast, do not look downcast like the hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces so that it may be apparent to men that they are fasting. In solemn truth I tell you, they already have received their reward.

Matthew 13:15

For the heart of his people is made fat, Their ears are dull of hearing; Their eyes, too, have they closed, Lest some day their eyes should perceive, And their ears should hear, And their heart should understand and turn, And I should heal them.

Matthew 19:23

So Jesus said to his disciples. "In solemn truth I tell you that a rich man will find it difficult to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 4:12

so that, "for all their looking they may not see, and for all their hearing, they may not understand, lest perchance they should turn and be pardoned.

Luke 13:24

"Struggle to enter in by the narrow door," he answered, "for I tell you that many will try to enter and not be able,

John 1:51

You shall see greater things than that! Believe me," he added, "you all shall see heaven opened wide, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."

John 3:3

"In very truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

John 3:5

"I tell you solemnly," Jesus answered, "that unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Acts 3:19

"Repent then! and reform, from the blotting out of your sins, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;

Acts 14:22

Everywhere they strengthened the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to hold to the faith. "It is through many tribulations," they said, "that we must enter into the kingdom of God."

Acts 28:27

For this people's heart is grown obtuse, Their ears are heavy of hearing, Their eyes have they closed, Lest they should see with their eyes And hear with their ears, Lest they understand with their heart, And turn again, and heal them.

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if any one of you strays from the truth, and some one brings him back,

2 Peter 1:11

For so the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.

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