Dia das Crianças
But Jesus said, 'Permit the children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens;'
and the chief priests and the scribes having seen the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, 'Hosanna to the Son of David,' were much displeased;
and they said to him, 'Hear you what these say?' And Jesus said to them, 'Yes, did you never read, that, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You did prepare praise?'
1 At that hour came the disciples near to Jesus, saying, 'Who, now, is greater in the reign of the heavens?'
2 And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, 'Verily I say to you, if you may not be turned and become as the children, you may not enter into the reign of the heavens;
4 whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
verily I say to you, whoever may not receive the reign of God, as a child -- he may not enter into it;'
and having taken them in his arms, having put his hands upon them, he was blessing them.
And having taken a child, he set him in the midst of them, and having taken him in his arms, said to them,
'Whoever may receive one of such children in my name, does receive me, and whoever may receive me, does not receive me, but Him who sent me.'
'Beware! -- You may not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their messengers in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens,
the children! obey the parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord;
the fathers! vex not your children, lest they be discouraged.
1 The children! obey your parents in the Lord, for this is righteous;
2 honour your father and mother,
3 which is the first command with a promise, 'That it may be well with you, and you may live a long time upon the land.'
4 And the fathers! provoke not your children, but nourish them in the instruction and admonition of the Lord.