The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Matthew 18:1–6

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Who Is the Greatest?

18 At that time b c the disciples d came to Jesus and said, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” e

Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. * I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted f and become like children, g you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. h Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes i one child like this in My name welcomes Me.

“But whoever * causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me—it would be better for him if a heavy millstone j were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depths of the sea! k

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