Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good? 16  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few 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 the last shall be first.

Mark 10:31

But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

Matthew 7:13

Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:

Matthew 8:11-12

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

Matthew 21:31

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

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Luke 7:47

Therefore I say unto you, 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

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you 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 who were bidden shall taste of my supper.

Luke 15:7

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and 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, Do you see how you can do nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Romans 5:20

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

Romans 8:30

Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Romans 9:30

What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

James 1:23-25

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

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