Matthew 18:1-8 NAS

Rank in the Kingdom

1 1At that atime the disciples came to Jesus and said, "2Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

References for Matthew 18:1

2 And He called a child to Himself and set him bbefore * them,

References for Matthew 18:2

    • ǿ 18:2 - Lit "in their midst"
      3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless * you care converted and 3become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

      References for Matthew 18:3

      6 but 4whoever * 5causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it dwould be better for him to have a eheavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

      References for Matthew 18:6

        • ȁ 18:6 - Lit "is better"
        • Ȃ 18:6 - Lit "millstone turned by a donkey"

          Stumbling Blocks

          7 "Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For 6it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!

          References for Matthew 18:7

          8 "7If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than fto have two hands or two feet and be cast into the eternal fire.

          References for Matthew 18:8

            • ȃ 18:8 - Lit "having;" Gr part.