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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Jehovah God set the standard for morality and marriage. This is to be a permanent bond between man and woman.
  • Wayne
    2 Corinthians 3:3, the Holy Spirit writes not on tablets of stone but on the fleshy tablets of our hearts. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.
  • Stargazer
    Jesus' ministry was short upon the earth but leaves for us an eternal legacy, adapting the old and including the new. Keep the commandments which Moses hath chiseled upon the rock and which are to be found in the Ark of the covenant. But also sell what thou has that interferes with loving God more than yourself. The cares of this world are mere
    moments, while God's love is eternal. We choose.
  • Insight777
    V21_ Jesus is encouraging people to be industrious, sell your products/services, to enable themselves to have enough money to help the poor after the needs of their family are met. Follow Jesus is to lead a Christian life that includes charity to those in need. Money in excess, being Rich, leads to vanity and false thinking of being "better than" someone that has less money.
  • Wayne
    Christians are to honor their parents as Christ honored his father, who is in heaven.
  • 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 .

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