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

  • A disciple
    "And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter." It seems that many think of Jesus as having no more feelings than the statues or pictures that they associate Him with. They seem to think that being stoic, is some kind of divine aspect of love. But I think, that the Lord was hurt by Peter's cowardly denial: even though He knew about it beforehand, doesn't take away from the offense of the crime!
  • Irene123
    To Felicia - Thank-you, Felicia, for the scriptures; actually my interest was from vs. 10 - 16.
  • Dexter Burton
    This same chapter also says that Jesus removed his clothes or outer garment;why was that necessary.(#2)After washing their feet,he dried them with the towel he wrapped around his waist..Which would leave one to believe he was Naked..Again I ask;Why was this necessary.
  • Felicia
    To Irene: The washing of feet is found in John 13 the whole chapter is wonderful but your interest is from verses 3 to 10. Thank you.
  • Irene123
    V. 61 - "And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter"; and it broke Peter's heart. Jesus looked on Him with TOTAL love; no condemnation at all - not for denying, but because He loved him. He doesn't love us any less; He can't because Jesus is Love, and that's all he is - in this age of grace when we can still come to Him in repentance. One day He will be our judge, but not now.
  • Irene123
    Foot washing - Jn13:8-14

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