Who Is the Greatest?

18 At that time[a](A) the disciples(B) came to Jesus and said, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”(C)

Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. “I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted[b] and become like children,(D) you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.(E) Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes[c] one child like this in My name welcomes Me.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:1 Lit hour
  2. Matthew 18:3 Or are turned around
  3. Matthew 18:5 Or receives

Who is the Greatest?

33 Then(A) they came to Capernaum.(B) When He was in the house,(C) He asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?”(D) 34 But they were silent,(E) because on the way they had been arguing with one another about who was the greatest.(F) 35 Sitting down, He called the Twelve(G) and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”(H) 36 Then He took a child,(I) had him stand among them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes[a] one little child such as this in My name(J) welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me, but Him who sent(K) Me.”(L)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:37 Or Whoever receives

The Dispute over Greatness

24 Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.(A)

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