33 They came to Capernaum; and when He [a]was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?”34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, [b]he shall be last of all and servant of all.”36 Taking a child, He set him [c]before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,37 “Whoever receives [d]one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”
46 An argument [a]started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.47 But Jesus, knowing [b]what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great.”
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