Luke 9:46-50 NIV

Who Will Be the Greatest?

9:46-48pp -- Mt 18:1-5 9:46-50pp -- Mk 9:33-40

46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.1

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47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts,2 took a little child and had him stand beside him.

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48 Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.3 For he who is least among you all--he is the greatest."4

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49 "Master,"5 said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us."

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50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you."6

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