At the same time the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?
But they were silent; for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
Then there arose a dispute among them, which of them should be the greatest.
And there was also a contention among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receives me, and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me; for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.
Then, sitting down, he called the twelve and said unto them, If anyone desires to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all.
But it shall not be like this among you, for whosoever desires to make himself great among you shall be your servant;
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they all wondered at all the things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
But ye shall not be so, but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is prince, as he that doth serve.
Whosoever therefore shall undo one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of the heavens; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.
Verily I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes in me, the works that I do he shall do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father.
3 John 1:9
I wrote unto the congregation , but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, did not receive us.