Luke 22:25

“And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee saide vnto them, The Kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship ouer them, & they that exercise authoritie vpon them, are called benefactors.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called Benefactors.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, The kings of the Gentiles are lords over them, and those who have authority are given names of honour.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, The kings of the nations rule over them, and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them, are called benefactors.
- Webster's Bible

But He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles are their masters, and those who exercise authority over them are called Benefactors.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.'
- World English Bible

But he seide to hem, Kyngis of hethen men ben lordis of hem, and thei that han power on hem ben clepid good doeris, but ye not so;
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to them, `The kings of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those exercising authority upon them are called benefactors;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 22:25


22:25 They that exercise the most arbitrary authority over them, have from their flatterers the vain title of benefactors.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 22:25


Lu 22:25 Benefactors. This very title has often been conferred on Gentile rulers, as Ptolemy "Euergetes", "Ptolemy, the Benefactor", one of the kings of Egypt.

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