New Living Translation
"So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last."
King James Bible
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones.
World English Bible
So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen."
Young's Literal Translation
So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, and few chosen.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last - Not only with regard to the Jews and Gentiles, but in a thousand other instances. For many are called - All who hear the Gospel; but few chosen - Only those who obey it. Mt 19:30; 22:14.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xx. 30, About the Two Blind Men Sitting by the Way Side, and Crying Out, "Lord, have Mercy On
1. Ye know, Holy Brethren, full well as we do, that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the Physician of our eternal health; and that to this end He took the weakness of our nature, that our weakness might not last for ever. For He assumed a mortal body, wherein to kill death. And, "though He was crucified through weakness," as the Apostle saith, "yet He liveth by the power of God."  They are the words too of the same Apostle; "He dieth no more, and death shall have no more dominion over Him." …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
The Private Thoughts and Words of Jesus
But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.
But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then."
And note this: Some who seem least important now will be the greatest then, and some who are the greatest now will be least important then."
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