Matthew 18:1-6 NIV

The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

18:1-5pp -- Mk 9:33-37; Lk 9:46-48

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

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      2 He called a little child and had him stand among them.
      3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children,1 you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.2

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      4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.3

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      5 "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.4

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      6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,5 it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.6

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