Who Is the Greatest?

Luke 9

46 k Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest. 47 And Jesus, l perceiving the thought of their heart, took a m little child and set him by Him, 48 and said to them, n "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and o whoever receives Me p receives Him who sent Me. q For he who is least among you all will be great."

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 18:1 - 5
    At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
    Mark 9:33 - 37
    Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, "What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?
    Luke 22:24
    Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 9:4
    But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
    John 2:24
    But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men.
    John 2:25
    And had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
  3. Cross References
    Luke 18:17
    "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 18:5
    Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 10:40
    He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
    Mark 9:37
    "Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me."
    John 12:44
    Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.
  6. Cross References
    John 13:20
    "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 23:11
    But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
    Matthew 23:12
    And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
    1 Corinthians 15:9
    For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
    Ephesians 3:8
    To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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