Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

Luke 18:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they were bringing unto him also their babes, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they [began] rebuking them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they brought to him also infants, that he would touch them: but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they brought to him also infants that he might touch them, but the disciples when they saw [it] rebuked them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they were bringing unto him, even the babes, that he might touch, them; but the disciples, seeing it, began to rebuke them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they were bringing near also the babes, that he may touch them, and the disciples having seen did rebuke them,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they brought vnto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Then they brought to him infants, that he should touch them: and the disciples saw it, and rebuked them.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they brought to him infants, that he might touch them: and his disciples saw them, and rebuked them.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
they brought 4374
{4374} Prime
προσφέρω
prosphero
{pros-fer'-o}
From G4314 and G5342 (including its alternate); to bear towards, that is, lead to, tender (especially to God), treat.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
unto him 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
infants, 1025
{1025} Prime
βρέφος
brephos
{bref'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; an infant (properly unborn) literally or figuratively.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
he would touch 680
{0680} Prime
ἅπτομαι
haptomai
{hap'-tom-ahee}
Reflexive of G0681; properly to attach oneself to, that is, to touch (in many implied relations).
z5735
<5735> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 7
them: 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
when [his] disciples 3101
{3101} Prime
μαθητής
mathetes
{math-ay-tes'}
From G3129; a learner, that is, pupil.
saw 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
[it], they rebuked 2008
{2008} Prime
ἐπιτιμάω
epitimao
{ep-ee-tee-mah'-o}
From G1909 and G5091; to tax upon, that is, censure or admonish; by implication forbid.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
them. 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 18:15

_ _ Luke 18:15-17. Little children brought to Christ.

_ _ infants — showing that some, at least, of those called in Matthew (Matthew 19:13) and Mark (Mark 10:13) simply “little” or “young children,” were literally “babes.

_ _ touch them — or, as more fully in Matthew (Matthew 19:13), “put His hands on them and pray,” or invoke a “blessing” on them (Mark 10:16), according to venerable custom (Genesis 48:14, Genesis 48:15).

_ _ rebuked them — Repeatedly the disciples thus interposed to save annoyance and interruption to their Master; but, as the result showed, always against the mind of Christ (Matthew 15:23; Luke 18:39, Luke 18:40). Here, it is plain from our Lord’s reply, that they thought the intrusion a useless one, as infants were not capable of receiving anything from Him. His ministrations were for grown people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Luke 18:15-17

_ _ This passage of story we had both in Matthew and Mark; it very fitly follows here after the story of the publican, as a confirmation of the truth which was to be illustrated by that parable, that those shall be accepted with God, and honoured, who humble themselves, and for them Christ has blessings in store, the choicest and best of blessings. Observe here, 1. Those who are themselves blessed in Christ should desire to have their children also blessed in him, and should hereby testify the true honour they have for Christ, by their making use of him, and the true love they have for their children, by their concern about their souls. They brought to him infants, very young, not able to go, sucking children, as some think. None are too little, too young, to bring to Christ, who knows how to show kindness to them that are not capable of doing service to him. 2. One gracious touch of Christ's will make our children happy. They brought infants to him, that he might touch them in token of the application of his grace and Spirit to them, for that always makes way for his blessing, which likewise they expected: see Isaiah 44:3. I will first pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and then my blessing upon thine offspring. 3. It is no strange thing for those who make their application to Jesus Christ, for themselves or for their children, to meet with discouragement, even from those who should countenance and encourage them: When the disciples saw it, they thought, if this were admitted, it would bring endless trouble upon their Master, and therefore they rebuked them, and frowned upon them. The spouse complained of the watchmen, Song of Songs 3:3; Song of Songs 5:7. 4. Many whom the disciples rebuke the Master invites: Jesus called them unto him, when, upon the disciples' check, they were retiring. They did not appeal from the disciples to the Master, but the Master took cognizance of their despised cause. 5. It is the mind of Christ that little children should be brought to him, and presented as living sacrifices to his honour: “Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid them not; let nothing be done to hinder them, for they shall be as welcome as any.” The promise is to us, and to our seed; and therefore he that has the dispensing of promised blessings will bid them welcome to him with us. 6. The children of those who belong to the kingdom of God do likewise belong to that kingdom, as the children of freemen are freemen. If the parents be members of the visible church, the children are so too; for, if the root be holy, the branches are so. 7. So welcome are children to Christ that those grown people are most welcome to him who have in them most of the disposition of children (Luke 18:17): Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, that is, receive the benefits of it with humility and thankfulness, not pretending to merit them as the Pharisee did, but gladly owning himself indebted to free grace for them, as the publican did; unless a man be brought to this self-denying frame he shall in no wise enter into that kingdom. They must receive the kingdom of God as children, receive their estates by descent and inheritance, not by purchase, and call it their Father's gift.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 18:15

(f) And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: (4) but when [his] disciples saw [it], they rebuked them.

(f) The children were tender and young in that they were brought, which appears more evidently in that they were infants. (Ed.) (4) To judge or think of Christ after the reason of the flesh is the cause of infinite corruptions.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they brought:

1 Samuel 1:24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child [was] young.
Matthew 19:13-15 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put [his] hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. ... And he laid [his] hands on them, and departed thence.
Mark 10:13-16 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and [his] disciples rebuked those that brought [them]. ... And he took them up in his arms, put [his] hands upon them, and blessed them.

they rebuked:

Luke 9:49-50 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. ... And Jesus said unto him, Forbid [him] not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Luke 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

1S 1:24. Mt 19:13. Mk 10:13. Lk 9:49, 54.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Luke 18:15.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Luke 18:15


Recent Chat Bible Comments