Luke 6:40
New International Version
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

New Living Translation
Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.

English Standard Version
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Berean Study Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Berean Literal Bible
A disciple is not above the teacher, and everyone fully trained will be like his teacher.

New American Standard Bible
"A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

King James Bible
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

Christian Standard Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Contemporary English Version
Are students better than their teacher? But when they are fully trained, they will be like their teacher.

Good News Translation
No pupils are greater than their teacher; but all pupils, when they have completed their training, will be like their teacher.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

International Standard Version
A disciple is not better than his teacher. But everyone who is fully-trained will be like his teacher.

NET Bible
A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.

New Heart English Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There is no disciple greater than his mentor, for everyone who is perfected shall be like his mentor.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A student is no better than his teacher. But everyone who is well-trained will be like his teacher.

New American Standard 1977
“A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The disciple is not above his master, but any one that is as the master shall be perfect.

King James 2000 Bible
The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one that is perfect shall be as his teacher.

American King James Version
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

American Standard Version
The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his teacher.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master.

Darby Bible Translation
The disciple is not above his teacher, but every one that is perfected shall be as his teacher.

English Revised Version
The disciple is not above his master: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his master.

Webster's Bible Translation
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect, shall be as his master.

Weymouth New Testament
There is no disciple who is superior to his teacher; but every one whose instruction is complete will be like his teacher.

World English Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Young's Literal Translation
A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one perfected shall be as his teacher.
Study Bible
Do Not Judge
39Jesus also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?…
Cross References
Matthew 10:24
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Luke 6:41
Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

John 13:16
Truly, truly, I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well.

Treasury of Scripture

The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

disciple.

Matthew 10:24,25
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord…

John 13:16
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

that is perfect shall be as his master.

Matthew 23:15
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.







Lexicon
A disciple
μαθητὴς (mathētēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

above
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

[his]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

teacher,
διδάσκαλον (didaskalon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

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

everyone [who is]
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

fully trained
κατηρτισμένος (katērtismenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2675: From kata and a derivative of artios; to complete thoroughly, i.e. Repair or adjust.

will be
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
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.

teacher.
διδάσκαλος (didaskalos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.
(40) The disciple is not above his master.--See Notes on Matthew 10:24, John 15:20. Here the application of the proverb is obviously very different. The connection of thought is somewhat obscure, and we may not unreasonably believe that some links have been omitted. As it is, however, we can infer something from what precedes and follows. We are still in that section of the discourse which warns the disciples against taking on themselves the office of a judge. They were in this to follow the example of their Master. He, in His work on earth, taught, but did not judge (John 8:11-15; John 12:47; perhaps, also, Luke 12:14). Were they above their Master that they should do what He had refrained from doing?

Every one that is perfect.--Better, every one that is perfected. The marginal rendering, "Every one shall be perfected," is hardly tenable grammatically The implied thought is that the disciple or scholar who has been perfected by the education through which his Master has led him, will be like the Master in character and temper, i.e., in this special application of the maxim, will abstain from needless, or hasty, or uncharitable judgment.

Verse 40. - The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. "Both," he went on to say, "will be lost hopelessly. You cannot expect the disciples of these mistaken men, surely, to be wiser than their teachers; for you know the oft-repeated saying, 'Every one that is perfect [better rendered, that has been perfected] shall be as his master;' in other words, the pupils of these censorious, evil-judging, narrow-minded, bitter men will grow up - as they become perfected in this teaching - in their turn equally narrow-minded and bitter as their masters." The conclusion, felt though not expressed, of course, is, "But my followers must be something different to these; another and nobler spirit, nobler because more generous, must rule in their hearts." 6:37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.
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