Matthew 19:30

But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But many that are first, shall be last, and the last shall be first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But many {who are} first will be last; and {the} last, first.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But many shall be last `that are' first; and first `that are' last.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a great number who are first will be last, and some who are last will be first.
- Basic English Bible

But many first shall be last, and last first.
- Darby Bible

But many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.
- Webster's Bible

But many who are now first will be last, and many who are now last will be first.
- Weymouth Bible

But many will be last who are first; and first who are last.
- World English Bible

But manye schulen be, the firste the laste, and the laste the firste.
- Wycliffe Bible

and many first shall be last, and last first.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:30


19:30 But many first - Many of those who were first called, shall be last - Shall have the lowest reward: those who came after them being preferred before them: and yet possibly both the first and the last may be saved, though with different degrees of glory. #Mt 20:16|; Mark 10:31; Luke 13:30.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:30


Mt 19:30 Many [that are] first shall be last, etc. There will be reversals; those rich on earth, but poor hereafter; those high in station, degraded hereafter; and the lowly on earth, exalted hereafter. The right man to follow any cause, be it what it will, is he who loves it well enough to fling to it everything he has in the world, and then think that not enough, and so fling himself after it. This last item often weighs down the scales in heaven, and the man gets what he gave himself for.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • Geraldine cole
    This is the way as a child of Jesus Christ shall live loving and honoring Jesus honoring ours parents because when we honor our parent we honor the word that Jesus told us to do love our children love one another seek peace love the unlovable pray for the unsave make sure we have the Holy Spirit who will lead us to all truth pray always study the word every day help those that need help .
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May God count us worthy of His Great Kingdom.
  • BSP
    Verses 27 through 29 shows that all the work we are putting in will be rewarded.
  • Irene123
    To disciple on 2/20 - It's still troubling you - the eye of the needle. It was just a comment on my part; has nothing to do with salvation (Acts 2:37-38). Please, let the Lord put your mind at ease about - and go on with Him from faith to faith; God Bless you, disciple.
  • Irene123
    Maya Angelou quote - "Somehow we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood and bones, and that's all. So we direct our values to material things." Matt. 19:22; Lk.18:23.
  • Lilian
    Honour thy Mother and thy Father and love your neighbour as i have love you what a beautiful word. Obedience to God's words are more important than sacrifice. If you love Jesus you will keep his commandments till rapture. Thanks to your blood Jesus and help me to be born again in spirit. I will praise you and worship you alone for you are my rock and my salvation Amen

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