And he put
forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they
chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, ... For whosoever
exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. ... For whether [is
] greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? [is
] not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
At the same
time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who
is the greatest in
the kingdom of heaven? ... And whoso shall receive
one such little child in my name receiveth
to him the mother
of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping [him
], and desiring a certain thing of him. ... But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not
what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup
that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, ... And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi
And he came
to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What
was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? ... Whosoever shall receive one
of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me
, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
For I say
, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to
think [of himself
] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly
as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
affectioned one to another with brotherly love
; in honour
preferring one another;
, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies
, ... Envyings, murders, drunkenness
, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you
] in time past, that they
which do such things shall not inherit
the kingdom of God.
live in the Spirit, let
us also walk in the Spirit. ... Let us not be desirous
of vain glory, provoking
one another, envying one another.
] through strife or vainglory; but
in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Do all things without
murmurings and disputings
3 John 1:9
I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth
to have the preeminence among them, receiveth