Matthew 19:14

NET ©

But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

NIV ©

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

NASB ©

But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

NLT ©

But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."

MSG ©

But Jesus intervened: "Let the children alone, don't prevent them from coming to me. God's kingdom is made up of people like these."

BBE ©

But Jesus said, Let the little ones come to me, and do not keep them away: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

NRSV ©

but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."

NKJV ©

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
But
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Jesus
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said
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, “Let
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the little children
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come
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to
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me
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and
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do
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not
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try to stop
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them
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, for
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the kingdom
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of heaven
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belongs to such
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as these
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.”
NET © Notes

sn The kingdom of heaven 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.