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33 aThen He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you 6disputed among yourselves on the road?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the road they had bdisputed among themselves who would be the cgreatest. 35 And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, d “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then eHe took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and fwhoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”
38 gNow John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”
39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, hfor no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 For ihe who is not against 7us is on 8our side. 41 jFor whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.
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