CEBCommon English Bible
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2Then he called a little child over to sit among the disciples, 3and said, “I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Those who humble themselves like this little child will be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Falling into sin
6“As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin, it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks and be drowned in the bottom of the lake. 7How terrible it is for the world because of the things that cause people to trip and fall into sin! Such things have to happen, but how terrible it is for the person who causes those things to happen!
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