Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And they came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you discussing on the road?"
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to him with her sons and, kneeling down, asked something of him.
He who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
But they kept silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest.
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask."
And an argument arose among them as to which of them would be the greatest.
A dispute also arose among them, which of them was to be considered the greatest.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; outdo one another in showing honor.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Whoever then breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
"Not every one who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the little children come to me; and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.