Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So he sat down, called the Twelve, and told them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."

New American Standard Bible

Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Sitting down, He called the Twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

A Conservative Version

And having sat down, he called the twelve, and he says to them, If any man wants to be first, he will be last of all, and helper of all.

American Standard Version

And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Amplified

And He sat down and called the Twelve [apostles], and He said to them, If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all, and servant of all.

An Understandable Version

So, He sat down and called the twelve apostles and said to them, "If anyone [of you] should [try to] be first [in importance] he will [end up] being last, and become the servant of all [the others].

Anderson New Testament

And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them: If any one desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Bible in Basic English

And seating himself, he made the twelve come to him; and he said to them, If any man has the desire to be first, he will be last of all and servant of all.

Common New Testament

And he sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."

Daniel Mace New Testament

then sitting down, he address'd himself to the twelve, saying, he that would be the first, must be the last of all, and the servant of all.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

And sitting down, He called the twelve; and says to them, If any one wishes to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he sat down and called the Twelve in, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to be first, he must be the last of all and the servant of all."

John Wesley New Testament

And sitting down, he called the twelve and saith to them, If any man desire to be first, let him be the last of all, and the servant of all.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then, sitting down, he called the twelve and said unto them, If anyone desires to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all.

Julia Smith Translation

And having sat down, he called the twelve, and says to them, If any wish to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he sat down [and] called the twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he will be last of all and servant of all."

Modern King James verseion

And He sat down and called the Twelve and said to them, If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he sat down, and called the twelve unto him, and said to them, "If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant unto all."

Moffatt New Testament

So he sat down and called the twelve. "If anyone wants to be first," he said to them, "he must be last of all and the servant of all."

Montgomery New Testament

So he sat down and called the Twelve, and said to them, "If any one wishes to be first, he must be last of all, and the servant of all."

NET Bible

After he sat down, he called the twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."

New Heart 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."

Noyes New Testament

And sitting down, he called the twelve, and saith to them, If any one desire to be first, he will be last of all, and servant of all.

Sawyer New Testament

And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them, If any one wishes to be first, he shall he last of all, and a servant of all.

The Emphasized Bible

And, taking a seat, he addressed the twelve, and saith unto them - If anyone willeth to be, first, he shall be, least of all, and, minister of all.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And when he was seated, he called the twelve, and saith to them, If any man desires to be the first, let him be last of all, and servant of all.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said: "If any one wishes to be first, he must be last of all, and servant of all."

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

Then sitting down He called the Twelve, and said to them, "If any one wishes to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."

Williams New Testament

So He sat down and called the Twelve to Him and said, "If anyone wants to be the first, he must be the last of all and the servant 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."

Worrell New Testament

And, sitting down, He called the twelve, and saith to them, "If any one wishes to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all."

Worsley New Testament

So He sat down and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any one would be first, let him be last of all, and servant of all.

Youngs 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.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he sat down
καθίζω 
Kathizo 
Usage: 30

and called
φωνέω 
Phoneo 
Usage: 30

the twelve
δώδεκα 
Dodeka 
Usage: 65

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045


Usage: 0

If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

the same shall be
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24

of all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

Context Readings

The Question About Who Is Greatest

34 But they kept silent, because they had argued on the road with one another about who was the greatest. 35 So he sat down, called the Twelve, and told them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all." 36 Then he took a little child and had him stand among them. He took him in his arms and told them,


Cross References

Mark 10:42-45

Jesus called his disciples and told them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers among the unbelievers lord it over them, and their superiors act like tyrants over them.

Luke 22:26

But you are not to do so. On the contrary, the greatest among you should become like the youngest, and the one who leads should become like the one who serves.

Proverbs 13:10

Arrogance only brings quarreling, but those receiving advice are wise.

Jeremiah 45:5

Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don't seek them. Indeed, I'm about to bring disaster on all flesh,' declares the LORD, "but your life will be spared wherever you go.'"

Matthew 20:25-28

But Jesus called the disciples and said, "You know that the rulers of the unbelievers lord it over them and their superiors act like tyrants over them.

Matthew 23:11

The person who is greatest among you must be your servant.

Luke 14:10-11

But when you are invited, go and sit down at the place of least honor. Then, when your host comes, he will tell you, "Friend, move up higher,' and you will be honored in the presence of everyone who eats with you.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man, rather than the other one, went down to his home justified, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the person who humbles himself will be exalted."

James 4:6

But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, "God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble."

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