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Luke 18:16

Context
NETBible

But Jesus called for the children, 1  saying, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God 2  belongs to such as these. 3 

XREF

Ge 21:4; Ge 47:10-14; De 29:11; De 31:12; 2Ch 20:13; Jer 32:39; Mt 18:3,4; Ac 2:39; 1Co 7:14; 1Co 14:20; 1Pe 2:2

NET © Notes

tn Grk “summoned them”; the referent (the children) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

sn The kingdom of God is a major theme of Jesus. It is a realm in which Jesus rules and to which those who trust him belong. See Luke 6:20; 11:20; 17:20-21.

sn The kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Children are a picture of those whose simple trust illustrates what faith is all about. The remark illustrates how everyone is important to God, even those whom others regard as insignificant.



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