Luke 9:46
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New International Version
An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

King James Bible
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.

Darby Bible Translation
And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be [the] greatest of them.

World English Bible
There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.

Young's Literal Translation
And there entered a reasoning among them, this, Who may be greater of them?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There arose a reasoning - Εισηλθε δε διαλογισμος, A dialogue took place - one inquired, and another answered, and so on. See this subject explained on Matthew 18:1 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 to them...

Luke 22:24-27 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest...

Matthew 18:1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?


Matthew 20:20-22 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him...

Matthew 23:6,7 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues...

Mark 9:33-37 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way...

Romans 12:3,10 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think...

Galatians 5:20,21,25,26 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies...

Philippians 2:3,14 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves...

3 John 1:9 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

Self-Denial Versus Self-Assertion.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.--LUKE ix. 23. We might naturally have thought that if there was one thing in the life of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which belonged to Him alone, it was His cross-bearing. To guard against so natural a mistake, the HOLY GHOST has taken care in gospel and in epistle to draw our special attention to the oneness of the believer with CHRIST in cross-bearing; and also to prevent misunderstanding as to the character
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

September 15 Evening
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.--JAS. 1:8. No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.--Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.--What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Christ's Cross and Ours
'And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him; and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am I 19. They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering, said, The Christ of God. 21. And He straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; 22. Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

'In the Holy Mount'
'And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31. Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.'--LUKE ix. 30, 31. The mysterious incident which is commonly called the Transfiguration contained three distinct portions, each having its own special significance and lesson. The first was that supernatural change in the face and garments of our Lord from which the whole incident derives its name. The second was the appearance by His
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

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 9:33
They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"

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

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