18:3 and said, “I tell you the truth, 1 unless you turn around and become like little children, 2 you will never 3 enter the kingdom of heaven!
1 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”
2 sn The point of the comparison become like little children has more to do with a child’s trusting spirit, as well as willingness to be dependent and receive from others, than any inherent humility the child might possess.
3 tn The negation in Greek (οὐ μή, ou mh) is very strong here.
4 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”