Matthew 20:27
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English Standard Version
and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,

King James Bible
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

American Standard Version
and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that will be first among you, shall be your servant.

English Revised Version
and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Weymouth New Testament
and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant;

Matthew 20:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Servant (δοῦλος) Minister, Matthew 20:26, (διάκονος)

Δοῦλος, perhaps from δέω, to bind, is the bondman, representing the permanent relation of servitude. Διάκονος, probably from the same root as διώκω, to pursue, represents a servant, not in his relation, but in his activity. The term covers both slaves and hired servants. The attendants at the feast at Cana (John 2:5) are called διάικονοι. In the epistles διάκονος is often used specifically for a minister of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 3:7). The word deacon is, moreover, almost a transcription of it (Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8, 1 Timothy 3:12). It is applied to Phoebe (Romans 16:1).

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whosoever.

Matthew 18:4 Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 9:33-35 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way...

Luke 22:26 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.

Acts 20:34,35 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to them that were with me...

Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more...

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 11:5,23-27 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles...

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

Cross References
Matthew 20:26
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 20:28
even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

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