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

King James Bible
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

American Standard Version
Not so shall it be among you: but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister;

Douay-Rheims Bible
It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among you, let him be your minister:

English Revised Version
Not so shall it be among you: but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister;

Webster's Bible Translation
But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

Weymouth New Testament
Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,

Matthew 20:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Will be great (θέλῃ εἶναι)

See on Matthew 20:14. Rev. would be.

Minister (διάκονος) Servant, Matthew 20:27 (δοῦλος)

Δοῦλος, perhaps from δέω, to bind, is the bondman, representing the permanent relation of servitude. Διάκονος, probably from the same root as διώκω, to pursue, represents a servant, not in his relation, but in his activity. The term covers both slaves and hired servants. The attendants at the feast at Cana (John 2:5) are called διάικονοι. In the epistles διάκονος is often used specifically for a minister of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 3:7). The word deacon is, moreover, almost a transcription of it (Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8, 1 Timothy 3:12). It is applied to Phoebe (Romans 16:1).

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Matthew 23:8-12 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers...

Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all...

Mark 10:43,45 But so shall it not be among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister...

Luke 14:7-11 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them...

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...

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight...

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith you stand.

2 Corinthians 10:4-10 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)...

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

3 John 1:9,10 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not...

Revelation 13:11-17 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon...

Revelation 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her...

minister.

Matthew 25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you an hungered, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked...

Matthew 27:55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him:

Ezekiel 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you were not purged...

Acts 13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.

2 Timothy 1:18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered to me at Ephesus...

Philemon 1:13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the gospel:

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives...

Cross References
Matthew 20:27
and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

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

Mark 9:35
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."

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

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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