Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

King James Version

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Holman Bible

I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John, but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

International Standard Version

I tell you, no one has ever been born who is greater than John. Yet even the least important person in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

A Conservative Version

For I say to you, among men born of women there is not one prophet greater than John the immerser, yet the smaller in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

American Standard Version

I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there is none greater than John: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Amplified

I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but he that is inferior [to the other citizens] in the kingdom of God is greater [in incomparable privilege] than he.

An Understandable Version

And I tell you, among [all] those born of women, there is no one greater than John [the Immerser], yet the least significant person in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

Anderson New Testament

For I say to you, Among those born of women, there is no prophet greater than John the Immerser. But the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Bible in Basic English

I say to you, Among all the sons of women, not one is greater than John: but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Common New Testament

I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

Daniel Mace New Testament

I declare unto you, among the whole race of mankind, there is not a prophet, who is superiour to John the Baptist: yet he that is most inferiour in the kingdom of the Messiah, is greater than he.

Darby Translation

for I say unto you, Among them that are born of women a greater prophet is no one than John the baptist; but he who is a little one in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Godbey New Testament

I say unto you, among those having been born of women no prophet is greater than John the Baptist; nevertheless the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Goodspeed New Testament

"I tell you, among men born of women there is none greater than John; and yet those who are of little importance in the Kingdom of God are greater than he.

John Wesley New Testament

For I say to you, among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Julia Smith Translation

For I say to you, Among the begotten of women none is a greater prophet than John the Immerser; and the less in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

King James 2000

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I tell you, there is no one greater among [those] born of women than John, but the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Modern King James verseion

For I say to you, Among those who are born of woman there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. But he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I say unto you, A greater prophet than John, among women's children, is there none. Nevertheless, one that is less in the kingdom of God, is greater than he."

Moffatt New Testament

I tell you, among the sons of women there is none greater than John, and yet the least in the Realm of God is greater than he is."

Montgomery New Testament

"I tell you that among all that are born of women not one is greater than John; yet he that is little in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

NET Bible

I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he is."

New Heart English Bible

"For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John, yet he who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."

Noyes New Testament

I say to you, Among those born of women there is no greater prophet than John; but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

Sawyer New Testament

I tell you, that among those born of women there is no greater prophet than John; but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

The Emphasized Bible

I say unto you - A greater, among them that are born of women, than John, is there none; but, he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I tell you, of those born from woman, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he.

Twentieth Century New Testament

There is, I tell you, no one born of a woman who is greater than John; and yet the lowliest in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."

Webster

For I say to you, Among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he.

Weymouth New Testament

"I tell you that among all of women born there is not one greater than John. Yet one who is of lower rank in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.

Williams New Testament

"I tell you, of all men born of women there is not one greater than John; and yet the one who is of least importance in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

World English Bible

"For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer, yet he who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."

Worrell New Testament

I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."

Worsley New Testament

for I tell you that among the sons of men there is not a greater prophet than John the baptist: (though the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he:)

Youngs Literal Translation

for I say to you, a greater prophet, among those born of women, than John the Baptist there is not; but the least in the reign of God is greater than he.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

γεννητός 
Gennetos 
that is born
Usage: 0

of women
γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

there is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

not
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

μείζων 
meizon 
Usage: 19

προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105

μείζων 
meizon 
Usage: 19

Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

the Baptist
Βαπτιστής 
Baptistes 
Usage: 10

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he that is least
μικρός μικρότερος 
Mikros 
Usage: 15

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

μείζων 
meizon 
Usage: 19

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Luke 7:28

References

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

27 "This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.' 28 "I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." 29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God's justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.


Cross References

Matthew 11:11

"Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Matthew 13:16-17

"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.

Luke 1:14-15

"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Luke 3:16

John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Luke 9:48

and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great."

Luke 10:23-24

Turning to the disciples, He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,

Ephesians 3:8-9

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,

Colossians 1:25-27

Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,

Hebrews 11:39-40

And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,

1 Peter 1:10-12

As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,

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