And Jesus called a little child
unto him, and set him in the
midst of them, And said, Verily
I say unto you, Except ye be
converted, and become as little
children, ye shall not enter
into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble
himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the
kingdom of heaven. And whoso
shall receive one such little
child in my name receiveth me.
But whoso shall offend one of
these little ones which believe
in me, it were better for him
that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and that he were
drowned in the depth of the sea.
Woe unto the world because of
offences! for it must needs be
that offences come; but woe to
that man by whom the offence
cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or
thy foot offend thee, cut them
off, and cast them from thee: it
is better for thee to enter into
life halt or maimed, rather than
having two hands or two feet to
be cast into everlasting fire.
And if thine eye offend thee,
pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: it is better for thee to
enter into life with one eye,
rather than having two eyes to
be cast into hell fire. Take
heed that ye despise not one of
these little ones; for I say
unto you, That in heaven their
angels do always behold the face
of my Father which is in heaven.