Parallel Verses

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."

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.”

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 I am allowed to do what I want with my own money, am I not? Or are you envious because I'm generous?' 16 "In the same way, the last will be first, and the first will be last, because many are called, but few are chosen." 17 When Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and told them as they were walking along,


Cross References

Matthew 19:30

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

Mark 10:31

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

Matthew 7:13

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Matthew 8:11-12

I tell all of you, many will come from east and west and will feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom from heaven.

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the father's will?" They answered, "The first one."

Matthew 22:14

because many are invited, but few are chosen."

Luke 7:47

So I'm telling you that her sins, as many as they are, have been forgiven, and that's why she has shown such great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven loves little."

Luke 13:28-30

In that place there will be crying and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves being driven away on the outside.

Luke 14:24

Because I tell all of you, none of those men who were invited will taste anything at my banquet.'"

Luke 15:7

In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don't need to repent."

Luke 17:17-18

Jesus asked, "Ten men were made clean, weren't they? Where are the other nine?

John 12:19-22

Then the Pharisees told one another, "You see, there is nothing you can do. Look, the world has gone after him!"

Romans 5:20

Now the Law crept in so that the offense would increase. But where sin increased, grace increased even more,

Romans 8:30

And those whom he predestined, he also called; and those whom he called, he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 9:30

What can we say, then? Gentiles, who were not pursuing righteousness, have attained righteousness, a righteousness that comes through faith.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Here is another reason why we constantly give thanks to God: When you received God's word, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as the word of humans but for what it really is the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

At all times we are obligated to thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through faith in the truth.

James 1:23-25

For if anyone hears the word but is not obedient to it, he is like a man who looks at himself in a mirror

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