Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another on the way, who was the greatest.
And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto him, Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of thee.
And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest.
In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;
doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;
For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, no brawler, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre;
3 John 1:8
We therefore ought to welcome such, that we may be fellow-workers for the truth.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same is great.
and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them was the greatest.
But ye'shall not be'so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.