Luke 18 Jesus and the Children (18:15-17)

Imperative:   16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let [permit] the children come to me, and do not hinder [forbid] them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Context:

15 Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let [permit] the children come to me, and do not hinder [forbid] them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

GREEK VERBS:   

863[e]
Aphete
Ἄφετε
Permit
V-AMA-2P

2967[e]
kōlyete
κωλύετε
do forbid
V-PMA-2P

NOTE (my commentary)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What does this quote say?
What does it say that I should obey?
What is the wish? What are the outcomes?
What are the basic steps?
What are the obstacles?
Who needs to hear this?

RESOURCES

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Link to Greek Interlinear text: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/18.htm

What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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