"Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence." Matthew 19:13-15 ASV
<p>Engraving by John C. McRae after a painting by Johann Friedrich Overbeck.

Christ Blessing the Little Children

"Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and…

Detail of the hand of Jesus raised in blessing in an engraving by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling from an original painting in the possession of a Bible publisher (Baumgärtners Buchhandlung) in Leipzig, Germany.

Hand Raised in Blessing

Detail of the hand of Jesus raised in blessing in an engraving by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling from an…

"And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God." Mark 10:13-14 ASV
Illustration of Jesus sitting against a tree with a baby on his lap. Little children approach him and he pats one on the head. Two women sit on the ground, holding children. Two men, probably disciples, stand nearby. A small town is in the background.

Jesus Blesses the Little Children When They are Brought to Him

"And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked…

Portrait of Jesus looking upward with right hand raised in blessing is an engraving by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling from an original painting in the possession of a Bible publisher (Baumgärtners Buchhandlung) in Leipzig, Germany.

Portrait of Jesus Christ

Portrait of Jesus looking upward with right hand raised in blessing is an engraving by Lazarus Gottlieb…