Thematic Bible




Matthew 18:1 (show verse)

At that hour his disciples came to Jesus and asked him, "Who is really greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

Matthew 18:2 (show verse)

When he had called a little child to him, Jesus set him among them, and answered.

Matthew 18:3 (show verse)

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

Matthew 18:4 (show verse)

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

Matthew 18:5 (show verse)

"and whoever receives one such child for my sake, receives me.

Matthew 18:6 (show verse)

"But whoever shall cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung about his neck, and he were drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:7 (show verse)

"Woe unto the world because of such stumbling-blocks! They will surely come, but woe unto each man by whom they come!

Matthew 18:8 (show verse)

"If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled, than to keep both hands or both feet and be cast into the everlasting burning.

Matthew 18:9 (show verse)

"If your eye keeps causing you to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with only one eye, than to keep both eyes and be cast into the Gehenna of fire.

Matthew 18:10 (show verse)

"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.

Matthew 18:11 (show verse)

"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Matthew 18:12 (show verse)

"How does it seem to you, when a man has a hundred sheep and loses one of them? Will he not leave the ninety and nine on the hills, to go and search for the one that has strayed?

Matthew 18:13 (show verse)

"And if he succeeds in finding it, I tell you solemnly that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety and nine that never strayed away.

Matthew 18:14 (show verse)

"Just so it is not the will of my Father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Matthew 18:15 (show verse)

"If your brother sins against you, go and show him, between yourself and him alone. If he listens, you have won your brother.

Matthew 18:16 (show verse)

"But if he will not listen to you, take one or two others along, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word may be established. If he will not listen to them, tell the church;

Matthew 18:17 (show verse)

"but if he will not heed the church, let him be to you as a Gentile or a tax-gatherer.

Matthew 18:18 (show verse)

"I tell you all in solemn truth that whatever you forbid upon earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.

Matthew 18:19 (show verse)

"And again I tell you that if two of you on earth symphonize your praying concerning anything for which you have asked, it shall be done for you by my Father in heaven.

Matthew 18:20 (show verse)

"For wherever there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I among them."

Matthew 18:21 (show verse)

Just then Peter came to him, and asked him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?"

Matthew 18:22 (show verse)

"I do not tell you 'till seven times,'" answered Jesus, "but till seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:23 (show verse)

"Thus the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.

Matthew 18:24 (show verse)

"But when he began to settle, one of them was brought before him who owed him fifteen million dollars.

Matthew 18:25 (show verse)

"And since he was unable to pay, his master ordered him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, toward the payment of the debt.

Matthew 18:26 (show verse)

"Thereupon his slave threw himself on his knees before him, crying, "'Have patience with me, and I will pay you all!'

Matthew 18:27 (show verse)

"So then the master pitied his slave, and let him go, and forgave him his debt.

Matthew 18:28 (show verse)

"But on his way out, that slave met a fellow slave who owed him fifty dollars. Seizing him by the throat, and nearly choking him, he exclaimed, "'Pay me what you owe me!'

Matthew 18:29 (show verse)

"Then his fellow slave fell at his feet, and besought him, saying, "'Be patient with me, and I will pay you.'

Matthew 18:30 (show verse)

"But he would not; on the contrary he went and threw him into prison until he should pay the debt.

Matthew 18:31 (show verse)

"When therefore his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were very angry; and they went and explained to their master all that had happened.

Matthew 18:32 (show verse)

"Immediately his master summoned him and said: "'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you implored me.

Matthew 18:33 (show verse)

"'Ought not you also to have had pity on your fellow slave, just as I had pity on you?'

Matthew 18:34 (show verse)

"Then in hot anger his master handed him over to the torturers, until he should pay him all his debt.

Matthew 18:35 (show verse)

"So will my heavenly Father do to you also, unless from your heart each one of you forgive his brother."