Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He therefore who will make himself lowly as this child, this man is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens.

New American Standard Bible

Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Holman Bible

Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

International Standard Version

Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom from heaven,

American Standard Version

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Amplified

Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, the person who will humble himself, as this little child, is the most important person in the kingdom of heaven.

Anderson New Testament

Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Bible in Basic English

Whoever, then, will make himself as low as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Common New Testament

Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he therefore who shall become as void of ambition as this child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of the Messiah.

Darby Translation

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;

Godbey New Testament

Therefore whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens;

Goodspeed New Testament

Anyone, therefore, who is as unassuming as this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven,

John Wesley New Testament

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

Whoever, therefore, should be humbled as this young child, the same is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens.

King James 2000

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore whoever humbles himself like this child, this person is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,

Modern King James verseion

Therefore whoever shall humble himself like this little child, this one is the greater in the kingdom of Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the Realm of heaven;

Montgomery New Testament

"Whoever therefore will humble himself like this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven;

NET Bible

Whoever then humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Noyes New Testament

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

Whoever humbles himself like this little child, shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven;

The Emphasized Bible

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, the same, is the greatest, in the kingdom of the heavens;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself, as this little child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, any one who will humble himself like this child-- that man shall be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Webster

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Weymouth New Testament

Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this young child, he it is who is superior to others in the Kingdom of the Heavens.

Williams New Testament

So then, whoever becomes as lowly as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,

World English Bible

Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worrell New Testament

Whosoever, therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, he is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven:

Youngs Literal Translation

whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ταπεινόω 
Tapeinoo 
Usage: 7

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

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

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

παιδίον 
Paidion 
Usage: 35

the same
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

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

μείζων 
meizon 
Usage: 19

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

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

References

American

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

The Question About Who Is Greatest

3 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. 4 He therefore who will make himself lowly as this child, this man is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens. 5 And whoever will receive one such child in my name receives me.


Cross References

Matthew 23:11-12

But the greater of you will be your helper.

Psalm 131:1-2

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I exercise myself in grand matters, or in things too wonderful for me.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, also with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart o

Matthew 18:1

In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens?

Matthew 20:26-27

But it shall not be so among you. Rather whoever wants to become great among you, he shall be your helper,

Mark 10:43

But it is not so among you. Instead, whoever may want to become great among you, will be your helper,

Luke 9:48

and he said to them, Whoever may receive this child in my name receives me, and whoever may receive me receives him who sent me, for he who exists smaller among you all, this man will be great.

Luke 14:11

Because every man who lifts himself up will be made lower, and he who makes himself lower will be lifted up.

James 4:10

Be ye made lower in the sight of the Lord, and he will lift you up.

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise younger men should be subordinate to the elder men. And all being subordinate to each other, clothe yourselves with humility, because God sets himself against the haughty, but gives grace to the lowly.

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