Matthew 20:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--

New Living Translation
and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.

English Standard Version
and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

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

Berean Literal Bible
and whoever wishes to be first among you, he will be your slave--

New American Standard Bible
and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;

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

Holman Christian Standard 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whoever wants to be first among you let him be a servant to you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever wants to be most important among you will be your slave.

New American Standard 1977
and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave,

King James 2000 Bible
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

American King James Version
And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

American Standard Version
and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that will be first among you, shall be your servant.

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

English Revised Version
and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant,

Young's Literal Translation
and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your servant;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:20-28 The sons of Zebedee abused what Christ said to comfort the disciples. Some cannot have comforts but they turn them to a wrong purpose. Pride is a sin that most easily besets us; it is sinful ambition to outdo others in pomp and grandeur. To put down the vanity and ambition of their request, Christ leads them to the thoughts of their sufferings. It is a bitter cup that is to be drunk of; a cup of trembling, but not the cup of the wicked. It is but a cup, it is but a draught, bitter perhaps, but soon emptied; it is a cup in the hand of a Father, Joh 18:11. Baptism is an ordinance by which we are joined to the Lord in covenant and communion; and so is suffering for Christ, Eze 20:37; Isa 48:10. Baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace; and so is suffering for Christ, for unto us it is given, Php 1:29. But they knew not what Christ's cup was, nor what his baptism. Those are commonly most confident, who are least acquainted with the cross. Nothing makes more mischief among brethren, than desire of greatness. And we never find Christ's disciples quarrelling, but something of this was at the bottom of it. That man who labours most diligently, and suffers most patiently, seeking to do good to his brethren, and to promote the salvation of souls, most resembles Christ, and will be most honoured by him to all eternity. Our Lord speaks of his death in the terms applied to the sacrifices of old. It is a sacrifice for the sins of men, and is that true and substantial sacrifice, which those of the law faintly and imperfectly represented. It was a ransom for many, enough for all, working upon many; and, if for many, then the poor trembling soul may say, Why not for me?
Study Bible
A Mother's Request
26It shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave — 28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”…
Cross References
Matthew 20:26
It shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 20:28
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."
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