Matthew 20:26

But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 20:26

But it shall not be so among you: But whosoeuer will bee great among you, let him be your minister.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not so shall it be among you: but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it not be so among you: but if anyone has a desire to become great among you, let him be your servant;
- Basic English Bible

It shall not be thus amongst you, but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant;
- Darby Bible

But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
- Webster's Bible

Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,
- Weymouth Bible

It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
- World English Bible

It schal not be so among you; but who euer wole be maad gretter among you, be he youre mynystre; and who euer among you wole be the firste, he schal be youre seruaunt.
- Wycliffe Bible

but not so shall it be among you, but whoever may will among you to become great, let him be your ministrant;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 20:26

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:26


20:26 Your minister - That is, your servant. #Mt 23:11|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:26


Mt 20:26 It shall not be so among you. No such lordship, no such authority, can be tolerated in your fraternity. The case is a rebuke of unhallowed ambition. Men prominent in the church should be the first to heed the admonition. Such priestly despotism as the absolute rule of the Catholic, Greek, and of some Protestant churches is at variance with this principle. Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. Your "deacon", "servant". Greatness in the kingdom of heaven consists in "doing", rather than in "being", and in doing for others, rather than for self. Greatness is to be found in service. Only those men are truly great who are the servants of their race, helpers of mankind.

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