Mark 9:35
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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all."

King James Bible
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Darby Bible Translation
And sitting down he called the twelve; and he says to them, If any one would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.

World English Bible
He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all."

Young's Literal Translation
and having sat down he called the twelve, and he saith to them, 'If any doth will to be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who should be the greatest - See on Matthew 18:1-5 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

Mark 10:42-45 But Jesus called them to him, and said to them...

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Jeremiah 45:5 And seek you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, said the LORD...

Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them...

Luke 14:10,11 But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher...

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Library
February 2 Evening
One star differeth from another star in glory.--I COR. 15:41. By the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all.--Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Unbelieving Belief
'And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief.'--Mark ix. 24. We owe to Mark's Gospel the fullest account of the pathetic incident of the healing of the demoniac boy. He alone gives us this part of the conversation between our Lord and the afflicted child's father. The poor man had brought his child to the disciples, and found them unable to do anything with him. A torrent of appeal breaks from his lips as soon as the Lord gives
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

July the Ninth Scholars in Christ's School
"He taught His disciples." --MARK ix. 30-37. And my Lord will teach me. He will lead me into "the deep things" of God. There is only one school for this sort of learning, and an old saint called it the Academy of Love, and it meets in Gethsemane and Calvary, and the Lord Himself is the teacher, and there is room in the school for thee and me. But the disciples were not in the mood for learning. They were not ambitious for heavenly knowledge, but for carnal prizes, not for wisdom, but for place.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Lenten Fast.
"This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer."--ST. MARK ix. 29. You remember the narrative from which I have taken this verse. Jesus, as we read, had just come down from the Mount of Transfiguration, and when He was come to the multitude, a certain man besought him saying, "Have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic and sore vexed, and I brought him to Thy disciples, but they could not cure him." Then Jesus rebuked the devil, and the child was cured from that hour. Thereupon His disciples
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby

Cross References
Matthew 20:26
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 23:11
The greatest among you will be your servant.

Mark 9:36
He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,

Mark 10:43
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Mark 10:44
and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.

Luke 22:26
But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

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