Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your [willing and humble] 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,

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

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

you
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

References

Context Readings

A Request By The Mother Of James And John

26 But it shall not be so among you. Rather whoever wants to become great among you, he shall be your helper, 27 and whoever wants be first among you shall be your bondman. 28 Just as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.


Cross References

Matthew 18:4

He therefore who will make himself lowly as this child, this man is the greater in the kingdom of the heavens.

Mark 9:33-35

And he came to Capernaum. And having become in the house he questioned them, What were ye deliberating among yourselves on the way?

Luke 22:26

But ye are not this way. Rather, the greater among you, shall become as the newer, and he who leads, as he who serves.

Acts 20:34-35

Ye yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and to those who were with me.

Romans 1:14

I am debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

For although being free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves are your bondmen through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:5

For I reckon to come short in nothing of those, superlative apostles.

2 Corinthians 11:23-27

Are they helpers of Christ? (I speak as being mad) I more: in toils, more abundantly; in stripes, countless; in prisons, more frequently; in deaths often.

2 Corinthians 12:15

And I most gladly will spend, and will be spent for your souls. Even though more earnestly loving you, the worse I am loved.

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