An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.1
Jesus, knowing their thoughts,2 took a little child and had him stand beside him.
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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