Mark 10:44

44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.

Mark 10:44 in Other Translations

KJV
44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
ESV
44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.
NLT
44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.
MSG
44 Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave.
CSB
44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be a slave to all.

Mark 10:44 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:44

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest
Is desirous of the highest place and the greatest honour

shall be servant of all:
for the ministers of the Gospel are not only the servants of Christ Jesus, but also of the churches for his sake; and in serving them, they serve Christ: not that they are to be the servants of men and to take their instructions from them and act according to rules prescribed by them; or seek to please men for then they would not be the servants of Christ: but they become servants to all that they may win souls to Christ, and increase his churches, and enlarge his interest; and such as are most useful this way are the chiefest in the Gospel church state; they are honoured by Christ and esteemed by his people; (See Gill on Matthew 20:27).

Mark 10:44 In-Context

42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging.