Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"So the last shall be first, and the first last."

King James Version

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Holman Bible

"So the last will be first, and the first last."

International Standard Version

"In the same way, the last will be first, and the first will be last, because many are called, but few are chosen."

A Conservative Version

So the last will be first, and the first last, for many are called but few chosen.

American Standard Version

So the last shall be first, and the first last.

Amplified

So those who [now] are last will be first [then], and those who [now] are first will be last [then]. For many are called, but few chosen.

An Understandable Version

So, the [person who seems to be] last will be first [i.e., in importance and blessings], but the [person who seems to be] first will [end up] being last."

Anderson New Testament

So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.

Bible in Basic English

So the last will be first, and the first last.

Common New Testament

So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

Daniel Mace New Testament

thus the last shall be first, and the first last: for though many are invited, few have precedence.

Darby Translation

Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones.

Godbey New Testament

So the last shall be first, and first last.

Goodspeed New Testament

So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last."

John Wesley New Testament

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So the first shall be last, and the last first; for many are called, but few are chosen.

Julia Smith Translation

So shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few chosen.

King James 2000

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus the last will be first and the first last."

Modern King James verseion

So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, but few are chosen.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So the last shall be first, and the first shall be last. For many are called, and few be chosen."

Moffatt New Testament

So shall the last be first and the first last."

Montgomery New Testament

"So the last shall be first, and the first, last."

NET Bible

So the last will be first, and the first last."

New Heart English Bible

So the last will be first, and the first last."

Noyes New Testament

Thus the last will be first, and the first, last. And as

Sawyer New Testament

So the last shall be first, and the first last.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus, shall be - The last first, and the first last.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called, but the elect are few.

Twentieth Century New Testament

So those who are last will be first, and the first last."

Webster

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

Weymouth New Testament

"So the last shall be first, and the first last."

Williams New Testament

So those who are last now will be first then, and those first will be last."

World English Bible

So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen."

Worrell New Testament

So the last shall be first, and the first last.

Worsley New Testament

Is thine eye evil because I am good? Thus the last shall be first, and the first last; for there are many called, but few chosen.

Youngs Literal Translation

So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, and few chosen.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

the last
ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24

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

πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

and

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

the first
πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

ἔσχατος 
Eschatos 
Usage: 24

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

be
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

κλητός 
Kletos 
Usage: 9

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

few
ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Matthew 20:16

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Word Count of 38 Translations in Matthew 20:16

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Workers In The Vineyard

15 'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?' 16 "So the last shall be first, and the first last." 17 As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,


Cross References

Matthew 19:30

"But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.

Mark 10:31

"But many who are first will be last, and the last, first."

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

Matthew 8:11-12

"I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;

Matthew 21:31

"Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 22:14

"For many are called, but few are chosen."

Luke 7:47

"For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."

Luke 13:28-30

"In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.

Luke 14:24

'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'"

Luke 15:7

"I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Luke 17:17-18

Then Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine--where are they?

John 12:19-22

So the Pharisees said to one another, "You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him."

Romans 5:20

The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Romans 8:30

and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

James 1:23-25

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

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