Let the Children Come to Me
g Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for h of such is the kingdom of God.
"Assuredly, I say to you, i whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will j by no means enter it."
And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 19:13 - 15
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.
Luke 18:15 - 17
Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.
1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.
And said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
"Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.