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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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"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 …
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At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.
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