Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
But they were silent, for on the way they discussed among each other, who is greater.
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Teacher, we wish that thou would do for us whatever we ask.
And also a dispute develop among them, which of them is considered to be greater.
with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition,
in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves.
For the overseer must be blameless as a steward of God, not self-willed, not prone to angry, not a drunkard, not a fighter, not greedy of base gain,
3 John 1:8
We therefore ought to welcome such men, so that we might become fellow workmen for the truth.
He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
Whoever may receive one of such children in my name, receives me, and whoever may receive me, does not receive me, but him who sent me.
and he said to them, Whoever may receive this child in my name receives me, and whoever may receive me receives him who sent me, for he who exists smaller among you all, this man will be great.
And they love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
But a thought entered among them, which of them may be greater.
But ye are not this way. Rather, the greater among you, shall become as the newer, and he who leads, as he who serves.
saying, Give me also this power, so that on whomever I lay hands, he may receive Holy Spirit.