Luke 22:26
New International Version
But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

New Living Translation
But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.

English Standard Version
But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

Berean Study Bible
But you shall not be like them. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who leads like the one who serves.

Berean Literal Bible
But you shall not be thus. Instead, the greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and the one leading, as the one serving.

King James Bible
But ye 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 doth serve.

New King James Version
But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.

New American Standard Bible
But it is not this way for you; rather, the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.

NASB 1995
“But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.

NASB 1977
“But not so with you, but let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant.

Amplified Bible
But it is not to be this way with you; on the contrary, the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest [and least privileged], and the [one who is the] leader, like the servant.

Christian Standard Bible
It is not to be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever is greatest among you should become like the youngest, and whoever leads, like the one serving.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But it must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and whoever leads, like the one serving.

American Standard Version
But ye'shall not be'so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you are not so, for whoever is great among you shall be as the little man, and whoever is chief shall be like a waiter.

Contemporary English Version
But don't be like them. The most important one of you should be like the least important, and your leader should be like a servant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is the leader, as he that serveth.

English Revised Version
But ye shall not be so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

Good News Translation
But this is not the way it is with you; rather, the greatest one among you must be like the youngest, and the leader must be like the servant.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you're not going to be that way! Rather, the greatest among you must be like the youngest, and your leader must be like a servant.

International Standard Version
But you are not to do so. On the contrary, the greatest among you should become like the youngest, and the one who leads should become like the one who serves.

Literal Standard Version
but you [are] not so, but he who is greater among you—let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering;

NET Bible
Not so with you; instead the one who is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the one who serves.

New Heart English Bible
But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.

Weymouth New Testament
With you it is not so; but let the greatest among you be as the younger, and the leader be like him who serves.

World English Bible
But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.

Young's Literal Translation
but ye are not so, but he who is greater among you -- let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Who is the Greatest?
25So Jesus declared, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them call themselves benefactors. 26But you shall not be like them. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who leads like the one who serves. 27For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines? But I am among you as one who serves.…

Cross References
Matthew 20:26
It shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Matthew 23:11
The greatest among you shall be your servant.

Mark 9:35
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the last of all and the servant of all."

Mark 10:43
But it shall not be this way among you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,

Luke 9:48
And He said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me, and whoever welcomes Me welcomes the One who sent Me. For whoever is the least among all of you, he is the greatest."

1 Peter 5:5
Young men, in the same way, submit yourselves to your elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."


Treasury of Scripture

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.

Luke 9:48
And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

Matthew 18:3-5
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven…

Matthew 23:8-12
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren…









(26) He that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger.--The latter word naturally carried with it, as in the old monastic rule, juniores ad labores, the idea of service. In Acts 5:6, "the young men" appear as a distinct body in the society of disciples, with functions like those of the later deacons or sextons; and the same sense is, perhaps, traceable in 1Timothy 5:1; Titus 2:6; 1Peter 5:5.

He that is chief.--Here again the Greek word came to have a half-technical sense as equivalent, or nearly so, to bishop or presbyter. So in Hebrews 13:7; Hebrews 13:17; Hebrews 13:24, where it is rendered "they that have the rule over you." . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[shall] not [be]
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

like them.
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

Instead,
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

greatest
μείζων (meizōn)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

should be
γινέσθω (ginesthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

youngest,
νεώτερος (neōteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 3501: (a) young, youthful, (b) new, fresh.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the [one who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

leads
ἡγούμενος (hēgoumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2233: (a) To lead, (b) To think, be of opinion, suppose, consider.

like
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

the [one who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

serves.
διακονῶν (diakonōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1247: From diakonos; to be an attendant, i.e. Wait upon (figuratively) teacher; technically, to act as a Christian deacon.


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