Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;

King James Version

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Holman Bible

and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave;

International Standard Version

and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave.

A Conservative Version

and whoever wants be first among you shall be your bondman.

American Standard Version

and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:

Amplified

And whoever desires to be first among you must be your slave -- "

An Understandable Version

And whoever would like to be first [in prominence] among you will be your slave.

Anderson New Testament

And whoever will be first among you, let him be your servant;

Bible in Basic English

And whoever has a desire to be first among you, let him take the lowest place:

Common New Testament

And whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave

Daniel Mace New Testament

and whoever would be chief among you, let him be your servant.

Darby Translation

and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman;

Godbey New Testament

and whosoever may wish to be first among you, shall be your slave:

Goodspeed New Testament

and whoever wants to hold the first place among you must be your slave,

John Wesley New Testament

Even as the Son of man came not to be served,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave,

Julia Smith Translation

And whoever would be first among you, let him be your servant:

King James 2000

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and whoever wants to be most prominent among you must be your slave--

Modern King James verseion

And whoever desires to be chief among you, let him be your servant;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and whosoever will be chief, let him be your servant.

Moffatt New Testament

and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave;

Montgomery New Testament

"and whoever wishes to be first among you, shall be your slave;

NET Bible

and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave --

New Heart English Bible

Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant,

Noyes New Testament

and whoever desireth to be first among you, will be your servant;

Sawyer New Testament

and whoever wishes to be first among you, let him be your servant,

The Emphasized Bible

And, whosoever shall desire, among you, to be first, shall be, your servant: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and whosoever will be first, let him be your slave.

Twentieth Century New Testament

No, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to take the first place among you, must be your slave;

Webster

And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Weymouth New Testament

and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant;

Williams New Testament

and whoever wants to hold first position among you must be your slave,

World English Bible

Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant,

Worrell New Testament

but whosoever wishes to become great among you shall be your minister; and whosoever wishes to be first among you shall be your servant;

Worsley New Testament

let him be your servant:

Youngs Literal Translation

and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your servant;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

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

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

will
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

πρῶτος 
Protos 
Usage: 67

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

let him be
ἔστω ἔστωσαν 
Esto 
let be, be, not tr
Usage: 10

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

Context Readings

A Request By The Mother Of James And John

26 "It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."


Cross References

Matthew 18:4

"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 9:33-35

They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way?"

Luke 22:26

"But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.

Acts 20:34-35

"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

Romans 1:14

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I consider myself not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles.

2 Corinthians 11:23-27

Are they servants of Christ?--I speak as if insane--I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.

2 Corinthians 12:15

I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

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