Matthew 10:24
New International Version
"The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.

New Living Translation
“Students are not greater than their teacher, and slaves are not greater than their master.

English Standard Version
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Berean Study Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Berean Literal Bible
A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.

King James Bible
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

New King James Version
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

New American Standard Bible
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.

NASB 1995
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.

NASB 1977
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.

Amplified Bible
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a bond-servant above his master.

Christian Standard Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master.

American Standard Version
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“No disciple is greater than his master, neither a servant than his lord.”

Contemporary English Version
Students are not better than their teacher, and slaves are not better than their master.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord.

English Revised Version
A disciple is not above his master, nor a servant above his lord.

Good News Translation
"No pupil is greater than his teacher; no slave is greater than his master.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A student is not better than his teacher. Nor is a slave better than his owner.

International Standard Version
"A disciple is not above his teacher, and a slave is not above his master.

Literal Standard Version
A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord;

NET Bible
"A disciple is not greater than his teacher, nor a slave greater than his master.

New Heart English Bible
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.

Weymouth New Testament
"The learner is never superior to his teacher, and the servant is never superior to his master.

World English Bible
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.

Young's Literal Translation
'A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sheep among Wolves
23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next. Truly I tell you, you will not reach all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. 24A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!…

Cross References
Matthew 10:25
It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!

Luke 6:40
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

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, nor the servant above his lord.

2 Samuel 11:11
And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

Luke 6:40
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

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.









(24) The disciple is not above his master.--The proverb was probably a common one, and is used by our Lord (as in Luke 6:40; John 13:16; John 15:20) with more than one application. Here the thought is, "Be not amazed or cast down at these prophecies of evil days; in all your sufferings you will but be following in My footsteps; what they have said and done with Me, they will say and do with you also."

Verses 24-33. - Fellowship with me in suffering is essential to fellowship with me in glory.

(1) Fellowship in suffering (vers. 21-31).

(2) The result of confessing or of denying Christ (vers. 32, 33).

(1) Fellowship in suffering (vers. 24-31).

(a) You must not expect better treatment than your Master (vers 21, 25).

(b) But opponents are not to be feared (vers. 26-28), because

(α) they are powerless to really injure (vers. 26-28a);

(β) there is a greater Object of fear (ver. 28b).

(γ) Who cares minutely for all his creatures, and much more for you (vers. 29-31). Verses 24, 25. - Matthew only; but comp. John 13:16 and John 15:18-21; the latter passage is a commentary. In Luke 6:40 there is close verbal similarity, but the thought is completely different. For there our Lord means that a disciple shall not escape the moral loss that his teacher incurs; on the contrary, when fully instructed, he shall be as his teacher is, in the same evil state. But here he is giving encouragement - whatever treatment a disciple receives he is, if his Teacher received it also, not to count it a strange thing (1 Peter 4:12). Verse 24. - The (a, Revised Version) disciple. The absence of the article lays more stress on the man's position as disciple. Is not above. The emphasis of the sentence is upon the denial of such a possibility (οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ μαθητής). His master; teacher (Revised Version margin); διδάσκαλον. Nor the (a, Revised Version) servant (bondservant, Revised Version margin) above his lord.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

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

[his]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

nor
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

a servant
δοῦλος (doulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

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

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

master.
κύριον (kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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