Luke 22:25
New International Version
Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors.

New Living Translation
Jesus told them, "In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called 'friends of the people.'

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.

Berean Study Bible
So Jesus declared, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them call themselves benefactors.

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles rule over them, and those exercising authority over them are called benefactors.

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'

King James Bible
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.

Christian Standard Bible
But he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who have authority over them have themselves called 'Benefactors.'

Contemporary English Version
So Jesus told them: Foreign kings order their people around, and powerful rulers call themselves everyone's friends.

Good News Translation
Jesus said to them, "The kings of the pagans have power over their people, and the rulers claim the title 'Friends of the People.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles dominate them, and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'

International Standard Version
But he told them, "The kings of the unbelievers lord it over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.

NET Bible
So Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them are called 'benefactors.'

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Yeshua said to them, “The Kings of the nations are their lords and they who rule over them are called Benefactors.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "The kings of nations have power over their people, and those in authority call themselves friends of the people.

New American Standard 1977
And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those that exercise authority upon them are called well-doers.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.

American King James Version
And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority on them are called benefactors.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called Benefactors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that have power over them, are called beneficent.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, The kings of the nations rule over them, and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called Benefactors.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them, are called benefactors.

Weymouth New Testament
But He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles are their masters, and those who exercise authority over them are called Benefactors.

World English Bible
He said to them, "The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.'

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'The kings of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those exercising authority upon them are called benefactors;
Study Bible
Who is the Greatest?
24A dispute also arose among the disciples as to which of them would be considered the greatest. 25So Jesus declared, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them call themselves benefactors. 26But you shall not be like them. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who leads like the one who serves.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:25
But Jesus called them aside and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their superiors exercise authority over them.

Mark 10:41
On hearing this, the ten became indignant with James and John.

Mark 10:42
So Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those regarded as rulers of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and their superiors exercise authority over them.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority on them are called benefactors.

Matthew 20:25-28
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them…

Mark 10:41-45
And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John…







Lexicon
So
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus] declared,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“The
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kings
βασιλεῖς (basileis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Gentiles
ἐθνῶν (ethnōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

lord it over
κυριεύουσιν (kyrieuousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2961: To have authority, rule over. From kurios; to rule.

them,
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

those
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

in authority over
ἐξουσιάζοντες (exousiazontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1850: To exercise (wield) power (authority), pass: To be ruled, be held under authority. From exousia; to control.

them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

call themselves
καλοῦνται (kalountai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

benefactors.
εὐεργέται (euergetai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2110: A benefactor, well-doer. From eu and the base of ergon; a worker of good, i.e. a philanthropist.
(25) The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them.--See Notes on Matthew 20:25; Mark 10:42. The repetition of the same words that had then been spoken in answer to the petition of the sons of Zebedee, suggests the probability that they were again prominent in the strife for pre-eminence.

Are called benefactors.--This takes the place of "their great ones exercise authority upon them," in St. Matthew and St. Mark. Antiochus VII. of Syria, and Ptolemy III. of Egypt, were examples of kings who had borne the title of Euergetes, or benefactor. There is apparently an emphasis on "are called" as contrasted with "let him become," in the next verse. The world gave the title of "benefactor" to those who were great in power only. In Christ's kingdom true greatness was to be attained by benefiting others in the humblest services.

Verse 25. - Are called benefactors (εὐεργέται). Those who were listening knew well how utterly false these high-sounding human titles often were. Αὐεργέτης (Euergetes), Benefactor, was the well-known title appropriated by Ptolemy Euergetes and other hated royal tyrants well known to the Jewish people. 22:21-38 How unbecoming is the worldly ambition of being the greatest, to the character of a follower of Jesus, who took upon him the form of a servant, and humbled himself to the death of the cross! In the way to eternal happiness, we must expect to be assaulted and sifted by Satan. If he cannot destroy, he will try to disgrace or distress us. Nothing more certainly forebodes a fall, in a professed follower of Christ, than self-confidence, with disregard to warnings, and contempt of danger. Unless we watch and pray always, we may be drawn in the course of the day into those sins which we were in the morning most resolved against. If believers were left to themselves, they would fall; but they are kept by the power of God, and the prayer of Christ. Our Lord gave notice of a very great change of circumstances now approaching. The disciples must not expect that their friends would be kind to them as they had been. Therefore, he that has a purse, let him take it, for he may need it. They must now expect that their enemies would be more fierce than they had been, and they would need weapons. At the time the apostles understood Christ to mean real weapons, but he spake only of the weapons of the spiritual warfare. The sword of the Spirit is the sword with which the disciples of Christ must furnish themselves.
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