In that hour the disciples came to Jesus saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?
And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who was greatest.
And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be the greatest of them.
And there was also a strife among them which of them should be held to be the greatest.
and said to them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receives me, and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me. For he who is the least among you all, he is great.
Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens;
And sitting down he called the twelve; and he says to them, If any one would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.
but it is not thus among you; but whosoever would be great among you, shall be your minister;
And all were astonished at the glorious greatness of God. And as all wondered at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples,
But ye shall not be thus; but let the greater among you be as the younger, and the leader as he that serves.
Whosoever then shall do away with one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whosoever shall practise and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.
Verily I say to you, that there is not arisen among the born of women a greater than John the baptist. But he who is a little one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
for I say unto you, Among them that are born of women a greater prophet is no one than John the baptist; but he who is a little one in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
Verily, verily, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works which I do shall he do also, and he shall do greater than these, because I go to the Father.
3 John 1:9
I wrote something to the assembly; but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, receives us not.