Matthew 18:3
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New International Version
And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.


New American Standard Bible
and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.


King James Bible
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I assure you," He said, "unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.


International Standard Version
Then he said, "I tell all of you with certainty, unless you change and become like little children, you will never get into the kingdom from heaven.


American Standard Version
and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


Darby Bible Translation
and said, Verily I say to you, Unless ye are converted and become as little children, ye will not at all enter into the kingdom of the heavens.


Young's Literal Translation
and said, 'Verily I say to you, if ye may not be turned and become as the children, ye may not enter into the reign of the heavens;
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Context
Greatest and Least in the Kingdom

1At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them, 3And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me. 6But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Cross References
Psalm 131:2
Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.


Matthew 18:2
And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the middle of them,


Matthew 18:4
Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.


Mark 10:15
Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.


Luke 18:17
Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.


1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.


1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:


Treasury of Scripture

And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Verily.

Matthew 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law...

Matthew 6:2,5,16 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets...

John 1:51 And he said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open...

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Except.

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed...

Psalm 51:10-13 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me...

Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted...

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers.

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed...

James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him...

and become.

Mark 10:14,15 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said to them, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not...

Luke 18:16,17 But Jesus called them to him, and said, Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God...

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

enter.

Matthew 5:20 For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees...

Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Strong's Concordance
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
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