Parallel Verses

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.

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.”

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."

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.

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 were silent; for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. 35 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. 36 And taking a child, he set him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said unto them,


Cross References

Mark 10:42-45

But Jesus, calling unto them, said unto them, Ye know that those who are seen to be princes among the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those that are great among them wield power over them.

Luke 22:26

But ye shall not be so, but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is prince, as he that doth serve.

Proverbs 13:10

Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Jeremiah 45:5

And dost thou seek great things for thyself? seek them not; for, behold, I bring evil upon all flesh, said the LORD: but I will give thee thy life as a spoil of battle in all places where thou goest.

Matthew 20:25-28

But Jesus called them unto him and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those that are great wield power over them.

Matthew 23:11

But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Luke 14:10-11

But when thou art called, go and sit down in the lowest place that when he that invited thee comes, he may say unto thee, Friend, come up higher; then shalt thou have glory in the presence of those that sit at the table with thee.

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for anyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

James 4:6

But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.

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