Luke 22:26
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New International Version
But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

New Living Translation
But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.

English Standard Version
But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But it must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and whoever leads, like the one serving.

International Standard Version
But you are not to do so. On the contrary, the greatest among you should become like the youngest, and the one who leads should become like the one who serves.

NET Bible
Not so with you; instead the one who is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the one who serves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you are not so, for whoever is great among you shall be as the little man, and whoever is chief shall be like a waiter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you're not going to be that way! Rather, the greatest among you must be like the youngest, and your leader must be like a servant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye shall not be so, but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is prince, as he that doth serve.

King James 2000 Bible
But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.

American King James Version
But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.

American Standard Version
But ye'shall not be'so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is the leader, as he that serveth.

Darby Bible Translation
But *ye* [shall] not [be] thus; but let the greater among you be as the younger, and the leader as he that serves.

English Revised Version
But ye shall not be so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Weymouth New Testament
With you it is not so; but let the greatest among you be as the younger, and the leader be like him who serves.

World English Bible
But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.

Young's Literal Translation
but ye are not so, but he who is greater among you -- let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:21-38 How unbecoming is the worldly ambition of being the greatest, to the character of a follower of Jesus, who took upon him the form of a servant, and humbled himself to the death of the cross! In the way to eternal happiness, we must expect to be assaulted and sifted by Satan. If he cannot destroy, he will try to disgrace or distress us. Nothing more certainly forebodes a fall, in a professed follower of Christ, than self-confidence, with disregard to warnings, and contempt of danger. Unless we watch and pray always, we may be drawn in the course of the day into those sins which we were in the morning most resolved against. If believers were left to themselves, they would fall; but they are kept by the power of God, and the prayer of Christ. Our Lord gave notice of a very great change of circumstances now approaching. The disciples must not expect that their friends would be kind to them as they had been. Therefore, he that has a purse, let him take it, for he may need it. They must now expect that their enemies would be more fierce than they had been, and they would need weapons. At the time the apostles understood Christ to mean real weapons, but he spake only of the weapons of the spiritual warfare. The sword of the Spirit is the sword with which the disciples of Christ must furnish themselves.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But ye shall not be so,.... See Gill on Matthew 20:26.

but he that is greatest among you; in age or gifts, or would be thought to be the greatest, who is most ambitious of grandeur and authority, which perhaps might be Peter's case, who was the oldest man:

let him be as the younger; as John, the beloved disciple, who was the youngest of them; and be as modest, and as humble as he, and reckon himself as in his place, and condescend to men of low estates, and esteem each other, even the youngest, better than himself. So the phrase, (r), "both greater and lesser", is used of the elder and younger.

And he that is chief; that is, a spiritual ruler and governor in the church of God, as all the disciples were:

as he that doth serve; for the apostles and ministers of the word, though they are over others in the Lord, and have the rule over them, yet they are servants for Jesus' sake, and so ought to reckon themselves; See Gill on Matthew 20:27.

(r) Targum in 2 Chronicles 31.15.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. But ye … not—Of how little avail has this condemnation of "lordship" and vain titles been against the vanity of Christian ecclesiastics?

Luke 22:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Who is the Greatest?
25And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.' 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. 27"For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:26
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 23:11
The greatest among you will be your servant.

Mark 9:35
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all."

Mark 10:43
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Luke 9:48
Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest."

1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
Treasury of Scripture

But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives …

Matthew 18:3-5 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become …

Matthew 23:8-12 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; …

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

3 John 1:9,10 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence …

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