Mark 9:35
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English Standard Version
And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”

King James Bible
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

American Standard Version
And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And sitting down, he called the twelve, and saith to them: If any man desire to be first, he shall be the last of all, and the minister of all.

English Revised Version
And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith to them, If any man desireth to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Weymouth New Testament
Then sitting down He called the Twelve, and said to them, "If any one wishes to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Servant (διάκονος)

Rev., minister. Probably from διώκω to pursue; to be the follower of a person; to attach one's self to him. As distinguished from other words in the New Testament meaning servant, this represents the servant in his activity; while δοῦλος, slave, represents him in his condition or relation as a bondman. A διάκονος, may be either a slave or a freeman. The word deacon is an almost literal transcription of the original. See Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8, 1 Timothy 3:12. The word is often used in the New Testament to denote ministers of the gospel. See 1 Corinthians 3:5; Ephesians 3:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:2, and elsewhere. Mark uses δοῦλος, in Mark 10:44.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

Mark 10:42-45 But Jesus called them to him, and said to them...

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Jeremiah 45:5 And seek you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, said the LORD...

Matthew 20:25-28 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them...

Luke 14:10,11 But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher...

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Cross References
Matthew 20:26
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 23:11
The greatest among you shall be your servant.

Mark 9:36
And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them,

Mark 10:43
But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,

Mark 10:44
and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.

Luke 22:26
But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

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