Luke 22:26

But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye shall not be so; but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the yonger, and he that is chiefe, as he that doeth serue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But {it is} not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye `shall' not `be' so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let it not be so with you; but he who is greater, let him become like the younger; and he who is chief, like a servant.
- Basic English Bible

But *ye* [shall] not [be] thus; but let the greater among you be as the younger, and the leader as he that serves.
- Darby Bible

But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
- Webster's Bible

With you it is not so; but let the greatest among you be as the younger, and the leader be like him who serves.
- Weymouth Bible

But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.
- World English Bible

but he that is grettest among you, be maad as yongere, and he that is bifor goere, as a seruaunt.
- Wycliffe Bible

but ye [are] not so, but he who is greater among you -- let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 22:26


22:26 But ye are to be benefactors to mankind, not by governing, but by serving.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 22:26


Lu 22:26 Ye [shall] not [be] so. Greatness shall be sought by serving. He is greatest who serves the world best.

Discussion for Luke 22

  • Irene123
    v. 61 - "And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter ........"; This first part makes me weep, literally. Can you imagine - 3 yrs. of walking, learning, loving Him and KNOWING in yourself that you would never betray or deny Him. But then - REALITY comes to visit. I can actually see Jesus turning to look upon Peter. It's a look of - love with calmness, resigned, but with such STRENGTH!!
  • Felicia
    Verse 42
    Jesus came down to earth to seek and save us. That cup He had to drink could have been our salvation, peace, healing, deliverance, redemption, etc. What would have happened to us if He didn't surrender His will to God? Thank you Lord Jesus for being so willing to die that painful death for us. Lord you gave your life for me, please help me give mine to you willingly. I thank you Lord.
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  • BSP
    Jesus had such great confidence and faith in his disciples that he made a covenant with them in verses 28 and 29.
  • Cecilia
    It teaches us to be calm when reacting to any situation and also to humble ourselves.
  • Teresa
    I think this was to show humbleness.
  • Charles Coleman
    Is foot washing a commandment of Christ as the LOrd's supper seems to be?

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