Mark 10:31
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New International Version
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."

New Living Translation
But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then."

English Standard Version
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

New American Standard Bible
"But many who are first will be last, and the last, first."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."

International Standard Version
But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."

NET Bible
But many who are first will be last, and the last first."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But many are first who shall be last, and the last first.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But many of the first shall be last; and of the last first.

King James 2000 Bible
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

American King James Version
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But many that are first, shall be last: and the last, first.

Darby Bible Translation
But many first shall be last, and the last first.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

Weymouth New Testament
But many who are now first will be last, and the last, first."

World English Bible
But many who are first will be last; and the last first."

Young's Literal Translation
and many first shall be last, and the last first.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:23-31 Christ took this occasion to speak to his disciples about the difficulty of the salvation of those who have abundance of this world. Those who thus eagerly seek the wealth of the world, will never rightly prize Christ and his grace. Also, as to the greatness of the salvation of those who have but little of this world, and leave it for Christ. The greatest trial of a good man's constancy is, when love to Jesus calls him to give up love to friends and relatives. Even when gainers by Christ, let them still expect to suffer for him, till they reach heaven. Let us learn contentment in a low state, and to watch against the love of riches in a high one. Let us pray to be enabled to part with all, if required, in Christ's service, and to use all we are allowed to keep in his service.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. Most fitly does our Lord add this weighty sentence to what has just gone before. For thus he places himself, his grace, and his gospel in direct opposition to the corrupt teaching of the scribes and Pharisees. Perhaps the disciples thought within themselves, "How can it come to pass that we, the poor, the unlearned, the despised, are to sit upon thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel, amongst whom are men far our superiors in station, in learning, and in authority, such as are the scribes and Pharisees, and that rich young ruler just mentioned." Our Lord here teaches them that the future will reveal great changes - that some who are first here will be last there, and some who seem last here will be first there. The disciples, and others like them, who, having forsaken all and followed Christ, seemed to be last in this world, will be first in the world to come - most dear to Christ, the King of Heaven, in their lives; most like to him in their zeal for his cause.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But many that are first shall be last,.... See Gill on Matthew 19:30.



Mark 10:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Rich Young Man
30but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. 31"But many who are first will be last, and the last, first."
Cross References
Matthew 19:30
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

Matthew 20:16
"So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

Luke 13:30
Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."
Treasury of Scripture

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

Matthew 8:11,12 And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and …

Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, …

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, …

Luke 7:29,30,40-47 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, …

Luke 13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first …

Luke 18:11-14 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, …

Acts 13:46-48 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

Romans 9:30-33 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after …

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