Mark 10:13-16

Jesus blesses children

13 People were bringing children to Jesus so that he would bless them. But the disciples scolded them.
14 When Jesus saw this, he grew angry and said to them, " Allow the children to come to me. Don't forbid them, because God's kingdom belongs to people like these children.
15 I assure you that whoever doesn't welcome God's kingdom like a child will never enter it."
16 Then he hugged the children and blessed them.

Mark 10:13-16 In-Context

11 He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her;
12 and if a wife divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."
13 People were bringing children to Jesus so that he would bless them. But the disciples scolded them.
14 When Jesus saw this, he grew angry and said to them, "Allow the children to come to me. Don't forbid them, because God's kingdom belongs to people like these children.
15 I assure you that whoever doesn't welcome God's kingdom like a child will never enter it."
16 Then he hugged the children and blessed them.
17 As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, "Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?"
18 Jesus replied, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God.
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