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

  • A disciple
    Tim; Fornication breaks the marriage bond just as if the one had died; and it is the ONLY reason, according to the Lord Jesus, that one may leave its spouse; and a brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases. Adultery, fornication, rape... they are all like murder in God's view! I completely agree with you, that as the Elect of God, who walk in Truth, CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE HARD HEARTED.
  • Tim
    matt 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

    fornication is not a good reason for divorce, and doesn't ok divorce and remarriage of another person. it was given for the hard hearted.
    CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE HARD HEARTED.
  • One who came
    Jesus of Nazareth, when thou returnest to redeem thy own, beware of false profits and hypocrits who cite you as master but only have evil in their hearts, and those in power who manipulate weak minds to achieve their sinister ends; and bless those who do not think liars are innocent of evil intent but rightly discern truth as thou hast spoken yourself against the corrupt power in 33AD, and come!
  • A disciple
    To: Matthew Chapter 19 - Comment by "Bookreadingismything" on 2/14/2017; Proverbs 14:10 "The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy." Our pains and hurts by others matter to the Lord; He knows our sorrows, for they are His sorrows. Forgiving and releasing someone so close, of such a hurt, is a sacrifice of righteousness, and as incense going up to God.
  • A disciple
    Anne; The yielding and surrendering of the will: the part of "walking in the Spirit" that must deny self; the part of "walking in love" that seeks not its own things; thank you for the clarification. When the Lord Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane about to be betrayed, He yielded and surrendered to the evil that was about to come upon Him, as from the Father's hand. His faith worked by love.
  • Anne
    A Disciple: I agree with you about conversion/repentance but surrendering fully to God to me is to live as stated in Gal.2:20.

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