Who Is the Greatest?
t Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.
u And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.'
v "But not so among you; on the contrary, w he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.
x "For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet y I am among you as the One who serves.
"But you are those who have continued with Me in z My trials.
"And a I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me,
"that b you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, c and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest.
Luke 9:46 - 48
Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest.
Matthew 20:25 - 28
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
Mark 10:42 - 45
But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
1 Peter 5:3
Nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
And said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.
Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.
"just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.
And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God.
Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them; The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling.
So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
1 Corinthians 6:2
Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.