Matthew 18:2-4

2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them
3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you 1turn and 2become like children, you 3will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 4Whoever humbles himself like this child is the 5greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:2-4 In-Context

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them
3 and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,
6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 "Woe to the world for temptations to sin!For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!

Cross References 5

  • 1. See Luke 22:32
  • 2. Matthew 19:14; Mark 10:15; Luke 18:17; [Psalms 131:2; 1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Peter 2:2]
  • 3. [Matthew 5:19, 20]
  • 4. Matthew 20:27; Matthew 23:11, 12
  • 5. [See ver. 3 above]