John 12:26

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 12:26

  • I had not been to a church since getting out of an acute psychiatric unit in September 2012. On the 19th July 2014, I was worshipping where I am staying at the moment. I felt a strong move in the Holy Spirit and decided to go to Church. To say that God holds me in his hand cannot be understated. I connected immediately with one of the ministers for 30 minutes even though he was busy and waiting for someone else. The time I spent with God in his house was a profound and emotional experience. At the end of the service God clearly said to me, John 12 26. I waited and God again said John 12 26. I knew I was home and I remain fully blessed. Thank you Father.

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