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Matthew 18:4

    Matthew 18:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whoever, then, will make himself as low as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    Webster's Revision

    Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    World English Bible

    Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 18:4

    Whosoever therefore shall humble himself - So great is the disparity between the kingdom of Christ and the kingdoms of this world, that there is no way of rising to honors in the former, but by humility of mind, and continual self-abasement.

    The same is greatest - Thus our Lord shows them that they were all equal, and that there could be no superiority among them, but what must come from the deepest humility; he intimates also, that wherever this principle should be found, it would save its possessor from seeking worldly honors or earthly profits, and from seeking to be a ruler over his brethren, or a lord in God's heritage.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 18:4

    The greatest ... - That is, shall be the most eminent Christian shall have most of the true spirit of religion.