Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?”
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.
But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
But they kept silent, for on the way
they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.
James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.”
An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.
And there arose also
a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;
from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
“ Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them,
“Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.