Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So the first shall be last, and the last first; for 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.”

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.

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 will with mine own? Is thine eye evil because I am good? 16 So the first shall be last, and the last first; for many are called, but few are chosen. 17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way and said unto them,


Cross References

Matthew 19:30

But many that are first shall be last, and many of the last shall be first.

Mark 10:31

But many of the first shall be last; and of the last first.

Matthew 7:13

Enter ye in at the narrow gate, for the way that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and those who follow it are many;

Matthew 8:11-12

But I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go ahead of you into the kingdom of God.

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Luke 7:47

Therefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

Luke 13:28-30

In that place shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when ye shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Luke 14:24

For I say unto you, That none of those men which were called shall taste of my supper.

Luke 15:7

I say unto you that likewise there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over ninety-nine just persons, who need no repentance.

Luke 17:17-18

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

John 12:19-22

The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Romans 5:20

Moreover the law entered that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound,

Romans 8:30

And unto those whom he did mark out beforehand the way, to these he also called; and to whom he called, these he also justified; and to whom he justified, these he also glorified.

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, that is to say, the righteousness which is by faith,

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, that having received from us the word to hear from God, ye received it not as the word of men, (but as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

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

James 1:23-25

For if anyone hears the word and does not put it into practice, this same is like unto the man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

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