At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
But they held their peace: for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
Then there arose a reasoning among them, as to which of them should be greatest.
And there was also a strife 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 heaven.
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever would be 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 wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is least in the kingdom of heaven 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 on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
3 John 1:9
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.