Mark 9:34 {33}
Good News Translation
But they would not answer him, because on the road they had been arguing among themselves about who was the greatest.

Contemporary English Version
They had been arguing about which one of them was the greatest, and so they did not answer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest.

New American Bible
But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest.

they had.

Matthew 18:1 At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who, thinkest thou, is the greater in the kingdom of heaven?

*etc:

Matthew 20:21-24 Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to him: say that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom. . . .

Luke 9:46-48 And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be greater. . . .

Luke 22:24 And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater.

*etc:

Romans 12:10 Loving one another with the charity of brotherhood: with honour preventing one another.

Philippians 2:3-7 Let nothing be done through contention: neither by vain glory. But in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves: . . .

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.

3 John 1:9 I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, doth not receive us.

Context
The Greatest in the Kingdom
33And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he asked them: What did you treat of in the way? 34But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest. 35And sitting down, he called the twelve and saith to them: If any man desire to be first, he shall be the last of all and be minister of all.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:7
But they thought within themselves, saying: Because we have taken no bread.

Matthew 18:4
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 9:50
Salt is good. But if the salt become unsavoury, wherewith will you season it? Have salt in you: and have peace among you.

Luke 22:24
And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater.

Additional Translations
But they were silent, for on the way they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.

And they were silent, for along the road they had been discussing with one another which was greatest.

But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another on the way, who was the greatest.

And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who [was] greatest.

But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another in the way, who was the greatest.

But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

But they remained silent; for on the way they had debated with one another who was the chief of them.

But they were silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.

and they were silent, for with one another they did reason in the way who is greater;
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