John 12:26

“If any man serue me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall also my seruant be: If any man serue me, him will my father honour.”

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If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour.
- King James Version

"If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If any man is my servant, let him come after me; and where I am, there will my servant be. If any man becomes my servant, my Father will give him honour.
- Basic English Bible

If any one serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall be *my* servant. [And] if any one serve me, him shall the Father honour.
- Darby Bible

If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
- Webster's Bible

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.
- Weymouth Bible

If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
- World English Bible

If ony man serue me, sue he me; and where Y am, there my mynystre schal be. If ony man serue me, my fadir schal worschipe hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one may minister to me, let him follow me, and where I am, there also my ministrant shall be; and if any one may minister to me -- honour him will the Father.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:26


12:26 Let him follow me - By hating his life: and where I am - In heaven. If any man serve me - Thus, him will the Father honour.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:26


Joh 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me. This is Christ's direct answer to the Greeks. His service is to be rendered, not by secret interviews, but by obeying him, for so the word "follow" is to be understood.

Discussion for John 12

  • Museum
    He that sees me sees him that sent me, so that there is no space between God and Jesus
  • Ivy Jihnson
    The theme of John’s Gospel: Jesus is the Divine Incarnation of God: came down from Heaven share the Truth: God’s Goodness: Love: The Purpose of John’s Gospel: Stated by John: is to show that Jesus of Nazareth was: and is: The Christ: The-Son-of-God: Believers In Him: will have Eternal Life: Jesus: six days before Passover: came to Bethany:Lazarus: Jesus raised from the dead: there Jesus ate supper
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:25 HE THAT LOVETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the GOSPELS the same shall save it -- 8:36 -- for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
  • Alex
    By the Disobedience of 1 man Sin entered the world and this CURSE of Adam was passed on to ALL men, no exceptions. Thus the Obedience of Christ wd have to be passed on to ALL men no exceptions Thats y he is saying IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME. IN ADAM WE ALL DIED BUT IN CHRIST WE WILL ALL LIVE NO EXCEPTIONS.Whosoever will let him come and take of the WATERS OF LIFE freely.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:44 JESUS CRIED AND SAID HE THAT BELIEVETH ON ME BELIEVETH NOT ON ME BUT ON HIM THAT SENT ME --- 12:45 --- AND HE THAT SEETH ME SEETH HIM THAT SENT ME --- JOHN 14:7 if you had known ME you should have known MY FATHER also and from henceforth you know HIM and have seen HIM
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 12:48 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which --- SENT ME --- HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST

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