Matthew 20:26-28

26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
ESV
26 It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
NLT
26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,
MSG
26 It's not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.
CSB
26 It must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 20:26-28 In-Context

24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Cross References 4

  • 1. Matthew 23:11; S Mark 9:35
  • 2. S Matthew 8:20
  • 3. Isaiah 42:1; Luke 12:37; Luke 22:27; John 13:13-16; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:7
  • 4. Exodus 30:12; Isaiah 44:22; Isaiah 53:10; Matthew 26:28; 1 Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:18,19
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