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Luke 9:46 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them was the greatest.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be [the] greatest of them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But there entered a reasoning among them, as to who of them should be greatest.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And there entered a reasoning among them, this, Who may be greater of them?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be greater.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And there entered among them the thought, Who should be greatest among them?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the thought arose among them, which of them [was to be] the greatest.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
there arose 1525
{1525} Prime
εἰσέρχομαι
eiserchomai
{ice-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1519 and G2064; to enter (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
a reasoning 1261
{1261} Prime
διαλογισμός
dialogismos
{dee-al-og-is-mos'}
From G1260; discussion, that is, (internal) consideration (by implication purpose), or (external) debate.
among 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
them, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
which 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
y302
[0302] Standard
ἄν
an
{an}
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
of them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
should be 1498
{1498} Prime
εἴην
eien
{i'-ane}
Optative (that is, English subjunctive) present of G1510 (including the other person); might (could, would or should) be.
z5751
<5751> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Optative (See G5793)
Count - 12
greatest. 3187
{3187} Prime
μείζων
meizon
{mide'-zone}
Irregular comparative of G3173; larger (literally or figuratively, specifically in age).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 9:46-48

_ _ Luke 9:46-48. Strife among the twelve who should be greatest — John rebuked for exclusiveness.

_ _ (See on Matthew 18:1-5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 9:43-50.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 9:46

And there arose a reasoning among them — This kind of reasoning always arose at the most improper times that could be imagined.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 9:46

(9) Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

(9) Ambition results in dishonour, but the result of modest obedience is glory.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 14:7-11 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.
Luke 22:24-27 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.
Matthew 18:1-5 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 me.
Matthew 20:20-22 Then came 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 are able.
Matthew 23:6-7 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, Rabbi.
Mark 9:33-37 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.
Romans 12:3 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, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 12:10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Galatians 5:20-21 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, ... Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, 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.
Galatians 5:25-26 If we 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.
Philippians 2:3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Philippians 2:14 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 us not.
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