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Mark 9:37

Context
NETBible

“Whoever welcomes 1  one of these little children 2  in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

XREF

Mt 10:40-42; Mt 18:3-5,10; Mt 25:40; Lu 9:48; Lu 10:16; Joh 5:23; Joh 10:30; Joh 12:44,45; Joh 14:21-23; 1Th 4:8

NET © Notes

tn This verb, δέχομαι (decomai), is a term of hospitality (L&N 34.53).

sn Children were very insignificant in ancient culture, so this child would be the perfect object lesson to counter the disciples’ selfish ambitions.



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