And he called to him a little child and set the child in the midst of them, Bible other translations

“the child.” The text gives no information about the sex of the child. The word “child” is not in the text, but using the word “it” did not seem correct either. Traditionally it has been thought to be a boy, but that is just tradition. The same record is in Mark 9:36 and Luke 9:47.

Commentary for: Matthew 18:2