John 12:26
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English Standard Version
If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

King James Bible
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

American Standard Version
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man minister to me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

English Revised Version
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honour.

Webster's Bible Translation
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

Weymouth New Testament
If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Serve (διακονῇ)

See on Matthew 20:26; see on Mark 9:35; see on 1 Peter 1:12.

Me (ἐμοὶ)

Notice the emphatic recurrence of the pronoun in this verse.

My Father

Rev., rightly, the Father. "Very much of the exact force of St. John's record of the Lord's words appears to depend upon the different conceptions of the two forms under which the fatherhood of God is described. God is spoken of as 'the Father' and as 'my Father.' Generally it may be said that the former title expresses the original relation of God to being, and specially to humanity, in virtue of man's creation in the divine image; and the latter more particularly the relation of the Father to the Son incarnate, and so indirectly to man in virtue of the incarnation. The former suggests those thoughts which spring from the consideration of the absolute moral connection of man with God; the latter, those which spring from what is made known to us through revelation of the connection of the incarnate Son with God and with man. 'The Father' corresponds, under this aspect, with the group of ideas gathered up in the Lord's titles, 'the Son' 'the Son of man;' and 'my Father' with those which are gathered up in the title 'the Son of God,' 'the Christ'" (Westcott).

John 12:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

serve.

John 13:16 Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me...

Luke 6:46 And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

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

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ...

let.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 21:22 Jesus said to him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to you? follow you me.

Numbers 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully...

Numbers 32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham...

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself...

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children...

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes...

where.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things...

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

1 Thessalonians 4:17,18 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air...

him.

John 14:21-23 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

Proverbs 27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waits on his master shall be honored.

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:30
Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,' but now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Psalm 91:15
When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.

John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

John 17:24
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

2 Corinthians 5:8
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Philippians 1:23
I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

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