Mark 10:15

15 1Truly, I say to you, whoever does not 2receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."

Mark 10:15 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:15

Verily I say, unto you
A form of speech used when our Lord was about to asseverate a thing, and assert something of moment and importance, and which he would have attended to.

Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God;
the Gospel, and the mysteries of it:

as a little child;
laying aside all pride and prejudice, attending thereunto with humility and meekness:

he shall not enter therein;
he shall attain to no true spiritual knowledge of the Gospel; nor should he be admitted into a Gospel church state, and to the ordinances of it.

Mark 10:15 In-Context

13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it."
16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Cross References 2

  • 1. [John 3:3, 5]
  • 2. [Luke 8:13; James 1:21]
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