MATTHEW 19:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

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Matthew 19:14 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
said, εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Suffer Ἄφετε To send forth, in various applications (as follow) Suffer
little children, παιδία A childling (of either sex), i.e., (properly), an infant, or (by extension) a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian little children
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
forbid κωλύετε To estop, i.e., prevent (by word or act) forbid
them αὐτὰ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
not, μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
to come ἐλθεῖν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
unto πρός A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
me: με Me me
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
of such τοιούτων Truly this, i.e., of this sort (to denote character or individuality) such
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
kingdom βασιλεία Properly, royalty, i.e., (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively) kingdom
of heaven. οὐρανῶν The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven

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  • 12  For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

  • 13  Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

  • 14  But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

  • 15  And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

  • 16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?




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