Luke 9:46
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New Living Translation
Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:46 And there arose a reasoning among them - This kind of reasoning always arose at the most improper times that could be imagined.

Luke 9:46 Parallel Commentaries

January 20. "Ye Know not what Manner of Spirit Ye are Of" (Luke ix. 55).
"Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of" (Luke ix. 55). Some one has said that the most spiritual people are the easiest to get along with. When one has a little of the Holy Ghost it is like "a little learning, a dangerous thing"; but a full baptism of the Holy Spirit, and a really disciplined, stablished and tested spiritual life, makes one simple, tender, tolerant, considerate of others, and like a little child. James and John, in their early zeal, wanted to call down fire from heaven on the
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Lord that Healeth Thee'
'He healed them that had need of healing.'--Luke ix. 11. Jesus was seeking a little quiet and rest for Himself and His followers. For that purpose He took one of the fishermen's boats to cross to the other side of the sea. But the crowd, inconsiderate and selfish, like all crowds, saw the course of the boat, and hurried, as they could easily do, on foot round the head of the lake, to be ready for Him wherever He might land. So when He touched the shore, there they all were, open-mouthed and mostly
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Prayer and Transfiguration
'And as He prayed, the fashion of His countenance was altered.'--LUKE ix. 29. This Evangelist is especially careful to record the instances of our Lord's prayers. That is in accordance with the emphasis which he places on Christ's manhood. In this narrative of the Transfiguration it is to Luke that we owe our knowledge of the connection between our Lord's prayer and the radiance of His face. It may be a question how far such transfiguration was the constant accompaniment of our Lord's devotion. It
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Christ Hastening to the Cross
'And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem.'--LUKE ix. 51. There are some difficulties, with which I need not trouble you here, as to bringing the section of this Gospel to which these words are the introduction, into its proper chronological place in relation to the narratives; but, putting these on one side for the present, there seems no doubt that the Evangelist's intention here is to represent the beginning of our
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Matthew 18:1
About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"

Mark 9:33
After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, "What were you discussing out on the road?"

Luke 22:24
Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them.

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