Luke 22:24
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New International Version
A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.

New Living Translation
Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them.

English Standard Version
A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

Berean Study Bible
A dispute also arose among the disciples as to which of them would be considered the greatest.

Berean Literal Bible
And there was also a dispute among them which of them is thought to be the greatest.

New American Standard Bible
And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.

King James Bible
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.

International Standard Version
Now an argument sprang up among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

NET Bible
A dispute also started among them over which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

New Heart English Bible
There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there was also a dispute among them, of who among them was great.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a quarrel broke out among the disciples. They argued about who should be considered the greatest.

New American Standard 1977
And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was also a contention among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

American King James Version
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

American Standard Version
And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was also a strife among them which of them should be held to be [the] greatest.

English Revised Version
And there arose also a contention among them, which of them is accounted to be greatest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Weymouth New Testament
There arose also a dispute among them which of them should be regarded as greatest.

World English Bible
There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest.

Young's Literal Translation
And there happened also a strife among them -- who of them is accounted to be greater.
Study Bible
Who is the Greatest?
23Then they began to question among themselves which of them was going to do this. 24A dispute also arose among the disciples as to which of them would be considered the greatest. 25So Jesus declared, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them call themselves benefactors.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:1
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

Mark 9:34
But they were silent, for on the way they had been arguing with each other which of them was the greatest.

Luke 9:46
Then an argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

Luke 22:23
Then they began to question among themselves which of them was going to do this.
Treasury of Scripture

And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Luke 9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

Matthew 20:20-24 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping …

Mark 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among …

Mark 10:37-41 They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right …

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor …

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

James 4:5,6 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

(24) And there was also a strife among them.--The incident that follows is peculiar to St. Luke. The noun which he uses for "strife" does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament, but the corresponding adjective meets us in the "contentious" of 1Corinthians 11:16. The dispute was apparently the sequel of many previous debates of the same kind, as, e.g., in Luke 9:46; Matthew 18:1; Mark 9:34; and the prayer of the two sons of Zebedee (Matthew 20:23; Mark 10:37). What had just passed probably led to its revival. Who was greatest? Was it Peter, to whom had been promised the keys of the kingdom, or John, who reclined on the Master's bosom, or Andrew, who had been first-called? Even the disciples who were in the second group of the Twelve, might have cherished the hope that those who had been thus rebuked for their ambition or their want of faith had left a place vacant to which they might now hopefully aspire.

Verses 24-30. - The jealousy, among the disciples. Verse 24. - And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. The Lord's words in these verses are peculiar to St. Luke. The strife among the disciples which suggested the Lord's corrective sayings was evidently no mere dispute as to precedence in their places at the supper, but some question as to their respective positions in the coming kingdom of which their Master had said so much in the course of his later instructions. It is closely connected with the "feet-washing" related at length by St. John (John 13:4-17). This has been well described as a parable in action, exhibited to illustrate forcibly the novel and sublime truth which he was teaching them, the world-teachers of the future, that in self sacrifice consisted the secret of true greatness. In the kingdom of heaven this would be found to be conspicuously the case. And there was also a strife among them,.... The Persic version reads, "at a certain time there was a contention among the apostles"; and some think, that this refers to the time when the mother of Zebedee's two sons asked the favour of Christ, to set one of them at his right hand, and the other at his left, in his kingdom; which greatly incensed the other disciples, and occasioned a dispute about precedence; when our Lord interposed, and used much the same arguments as here; and which, it is thought, Luke here inserts out of the proper place. The Ethiopic version renders it, "then his disciples disputed among themselves"; pinning it down to this very time: and what might give occasion to the present dispute, may be what Christ had said concerning the kingdom of God, Luke 22:16 which they understanding of the temporal kingdom of the Messiah, and fancying, by his words, that it was near at hand, began to strive among themselves who should be the greatest in it; or it might be brought on by their inquiry among themselves, who should betray him, which might lead them on each one to throw off the imputation from himself, and to commend himself as a steady follower of Jesus, and to express his hopes of being his chief favourite, and principal minister in his kingdom: for the strife was,

which of them should be accounted the greatest; by Christ; or that should be so in his kingdom. Perhaps the contention might be chiefly between Peter, James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, and who were the favourite disciples of Christ; and Peter might urge his seniority, and what Christ had said to him, Matthew 16:18 and the rather, since it is certain Satan was now busy about him; wherefore Christ calls him by name, and singles him out among the rest, Luke 22:31. 24-30. there was—or "had been," referring probably to some symptoms of the former strife which had reappeared, perhaps on seeing the whole paschal arrangements committed to two of the Twelve. (See on [1722]Mr 10:42-45.)22:21-38 How unbecoming is the worldly ambition of being the greatest, to the character of a follower of Jesus, who took upon him the form of a servant, and humbled himself to the death of the cross! In the way to eternal happiness, we must expect to be assaulted and sifted by Satan. If he cannot destroy, he will try to disgrace or distress us. Nothing more certainly forebodes a fall, in a professed follower of Christ, than self-confidence, with disregard to warnings, and contempt of danger. Unless we watch and pray always, we may be drawn in the course of the day into those sins which we were in the morning most resolved against. If believers were left to themselves, they would fall; but they are kept by the power of God, and the prayer of Christ. Our Lord gave notice of a very great change of circumstances now approaching. The disciples must not expect that their friends would be kind to them as they had been. Therefore, he that has a purse, let him take it, for he may need it. They must now expect that their enemies would be more fierce than they had been, and they would need weapons. At the time the apostles understood Christ to mean real weapons, but he spake only of the weapons of the spiritual warfare. The sword of the Spirit is the sword with which the disciples of Christ must furnish themselves.
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