But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;…
But if Christ thus made Himself servant to the human race, it is this very fact which is to draw to Him finally universal homage. Had He not been their servant, He could not have been their Redeemer; and, if not their Redeemer, then at His name would not every knee have bowed, "of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth." Thus He illustrates His own precept: He became great through redeeming; but since lie redeemed through making Himself the minister to a lost world, lie became great through becoming a servant.
(H. Melvill, B. D. .)
Parallel VersesKJV: But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;