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Mark: 9
33So they came to Capernaum; and when he was indoors, he asked them, 'What were you arguing about on the way?' 34They were silent, because on the way they had been discussing who was the greatest. 35He sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, 'If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.' 36Then he took a child, set him in front of them, and put his arm round him. 37'Whoever receives one of these children in my name', he said, 'receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.'

Matthew: 18
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?' 2He called a child, set him in front of them, 3and said, 'I tell you this: unless you turn round and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. 4Let a man humble himself till he is like this child, and he will be the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. 5Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.

Luke: 9
46A dispute arose among them: which of them was the greatest? 47Jesus knew what was passing in their minds, so he took a child by the hand and stood him at his side, 48and said, 'Whoever receives this child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me receives the One who sent me. For the least among you all-he is the greatest.'

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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