15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

Other Translations of Matthew 19:15

New International Version

15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

English Standard Version

15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.

The Message

15 After laying hands on them, he left.

New King James Version

15 And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

New Living Translation

15 And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 19:15

Commentary on Matthew 19:13-15

(Read Matthew 19:13-15)

It is well when we come to Christ ourselves, and bring our children. Little children may be brought to Christ as needing, and being capable of receiving blessings from him, and having an interest in his intercession. We can but beg a blessing for them: Christ only can command the blessing. It is well for us, that Christ has more love and tenderness in him than the best of his disciples have. And let us learn of him not to discountenance any willing, well-meaning souls, in their seeking after Christ, though they are but weak. Those who are given to Christ, as part of his purchase, he will in no wise cast out. Therefore he takes it ill of all who forbid, and try to shut out those whom he has received. And all Christians should bring their children to the Saviour that he may bless them with spiritual blessings.