Matthew 20:28

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen as the Sonne of man came not to be ministred vnto, but minister, and to giue his life a ransome for many.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even as the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.
- Basic English Bible

as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
- Darby Bible

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
- Webster's Bible

just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as the redemption-price for many."
- Weymouth Bible

even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
- World English Bible

As mannus sone cam not to be seruyd, but to serue, and to yyue his lijf redempcioun for manye.
- Wycliffe Bible

even as the Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:28


Mt 20:28 Give his life a ransom. Our Lord came to serve. He even gave his life. He became our ransom; that is, he redeemed us by his blood.

Discussion for Matthew 20:28

  • In our day many people contact a church to see what is available for them. Jesus didn t call on the synagogue to see what programs were available. Jesus was not looking for his needs to be met. He was looking for opportunities to meet others needs. If we want to be great for God, we need to live like a servant and not like a guest.
  • Shantiel masih for verse 28
    Who will serve? ex. A little child cannot serve his mother but mother serve her child. It means jesus say "I came for serve ". It is a method of politeness when a powerful. Person serve weaker continuously POLITENESS
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 28
    This is the unlimited measure of untainted love

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