Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’ 16 “So the last will be first, and the first last.” 17 While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the 12 disciples aside privately and said to them on the way:


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 road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Matthew 8:11-12

I tell 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 his father’s will?”“The first,” they said. Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you!

Matthew 22:14

“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Luke 7:47

Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Luke 13:28-30

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

Luke 14:24

For I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will enjoy my banquet!’”

Luke 15:7

I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don’t need repentance.

Luke 17:17-18

Then Jesus said, “Were not 10 cleansed? Where are the nine?

John 12:19-22

Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You see? You’ve accomplished nothing. Look—the world has gone after Him!”

Romans 5:20

The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more

Romans 8:30

And those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified.

Romans 9:30

What should we say then? Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained righteousness—namely the righteousness that comes from faith.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

James 1:23-25

Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.

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