Matthew 18:1-8 NIV

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

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      2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
      3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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      4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

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      5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

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      Causing to Stumble

      6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

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      7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!

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      8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.

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