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

King James Bible
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Darby Bible Translation
But the greatest of you shall be your servant.

World English Bible
But he who is greatest among you will be your servant.

Young's Literal Translation
And the greater of you shall be your ministrant,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Your servant - Διακονος, deacon. See on Matthew 20:26 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 20:26,27 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister...

Mark 10:43,44 But so shall it not be among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister...

Luke 22:26,27 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...

John 13:14,15 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet...

1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...

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The Morality of the Gospel.
Is stating the morality of the Gospel as an argument of its truth, I am willing to admit two points; first, that the teaching of morality was not the primary design of the mission; secondly, that morality, neither in the Gospel, nor in any other book, can be a subject, properly speaking, of discovery. If I were to describe in a very few words the scope of Christianity as a revelation, [49] I should say that it was to influence the conduct of human life, by establishing the proof of a future state
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

First Attempts on Jerusalem.
Jesus, almost every year, went to Jerusalem for the feast of the passover. The details of these journeys are little known, for the synoptics do not speak of them,[1] and the notes of the fourth Gospel are very confused on this point.[2] It was, it appears, in the year 31, and certainly after the death of John, that the most important of the visits of Jesus to Jerusalem took place. Many of the disciples followed him. Although Jesus attached from that time little value to the pilgrimage, he conformed
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

On Attending the Church Service
"The sin of the young men was very great." 1 Sam. 2:17. 1. The corruption, not only of the heathen world, but likewise of them that were called Christians, has been matter of sorrow and lamentation to pious men, almost from the time of the apostles. And hence, as early as the second century, within a hundred years of St. John's removal from the earth, men who were afraid of being partakers of other men's sins, thought it their duty to separate from them. Hence, in every age many have retired from
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
Jesus passed the autumn and a part of the winter at Jerusalem. This season is there rather cold. The portico of Solomon, with its covered aisles, was the place where he habitually walked.[1] This portico consisted of two galleries, formed by three rows of columns, and covered by a ceiling of carved wood.[2] It commanded the valley of Kedron, which was doubtless less covered with debris than it is at the present time. The depth of the ravine could not be measured, from the height of the portico; and
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Cross References
Matthew 20:26
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 23:10
Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.

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 22:26
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.

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