Mark 10:44
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
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10:32-45 Christ's going on with his undertaking for the salvation of mankind, was, is, and will be, the wonder of all his disciples. Worldly honour is a glittering thing, with which the eyes of Christ's own disciples have many times been dazzled. Our care must be, that we may have wisdom and grace to know how to suffer with him; and we may trust him to provide what the degrees of our glory shall be. Christ shows them that dominion was generally abused in the world. If Jesus would gratify all our desires, it would soon appear that we desire fame or authority, and are unwilling to taste of his cup, or to have his baptism; and should often be ruined by having our prayers answered. But he loves us, and will only give his people what is good for them.See the notes at Matthew 20:20-28.

Mark 10:35

And James and John ...came unto him - They did this through the instrumentality of their mother. They did not come in "person," but they got their mother to make the request for them. Compare the notes at Matthew 20:20.

44. And whosoever of you will be the chiefest—or "first."

shall be—that is, "let him be," or "shall be he who is prepared to be."

servant of all—one in the lowest condition of service.

See Poole on "Mark 10:42"

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.

And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Mark 10:44. Πάντων, of all) Mark 10:43, of you [your]. Thus there is an Epitasis in this verse.[21]

[21] i.e., An emphatic augmentation of force added to a previous enunciation: as πάντων is here, when compared with the previous ὑμῶν. See Append.—ED. and TRANSL.

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