Luke 6:40
New International Version
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

New Living Translation
Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.

English Standard Version
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Berean Study Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Berean Literal Bible
A disciple is not above the teacher, and everyone fully trained will be like his teacher.

King James Bible
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

New King James Version
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.

New American Standard Bible
A student is not above the teacher; but everyone, when he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

NASB 1995
"A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

NASB 1977
“A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

Amplified Bible
A student is not superior to his teacher; but everyone, after he has been completely trained, will be like his teacher.

Christian Standard Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

American Standard Version
The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his teacher.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There is no disciple greater than his mentor, for everyone who is perfected shall be like his mentor.”

Contemporary English Version
Are students better than their teacher? But when they are fully trained, they will be like their teacher.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master.

English Revised Version
The disciple is not above his master: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his master.

Good News Translation
No pupils are greater than their teacher; but all pupils, when they have completed their training, will be like their teacher.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A student is no better than his teacher. But everyone who is well-trained will be like his teacher.

International Standard Version
A disciple is not better than his teacher. But everyone who is fully-trained will be like his teacher.

Literal Standard Version
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone perfected will be as his teacher.

NET Bible
A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.

New Heart English Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Weymouth New Testament
There is no disciple who is superior to his teacher; but every one whose instruction is complete will be like his teacher.

World English Bible
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Young's Literal Translation
A disciple is not above his teacher, but every one perfected shall be as his teacher.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Judge
39Jesus also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?…

Cross References
Matthew 10:24
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Luke 6:41
Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

John 13:16
Truly, truly, I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you as well; if they kept My word, they will keep yours as well.


Treasury of Scripture

The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

disciple.

Matthew 10:24,25
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord…

John 13:16
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

that is perfect shall be as his master.

Matthew 23:15
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.









(40) The disciple is not above his master.--See Notes on Matthew 10:24, John 15:20. Here the application of the proverb is obviously very different. The connection of thought is somewhat obscure, and we may not unreasonably believe that some links have been omitted. As it is, however, we can infer something from what precedes and follows. We are still in that section of the discourse which warns the disciples against taking on themselves the office of a judge. They were in this to follow the example of their Master. He, in His work on earth, taught, but did not judge (John 8:11-15; John 12:47; perhaps, also, Luke 12:14). Were they above their Master that they should do what He had refrained from doing?

Every one that is perfect.--Better, every one that is perfected. The marginal rendering, "Every one shall be perfected," is hardly tenable grammatically The implied thought is that the disciple or scholar who has been perfected by the education through which his Master has led him, will be like the Master in character and temper, i.e., in this special application of the maxim, will abstain from needless, or hasty, or uncharitable judgment.

Verse 40. - The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. "Both," he went on to say, "will be lost hopelessly. You cannot expect the disciples of these mistaken men, surely, to be wiser than their teachers; for you know the oft-repeated saying, 'Every one that is perfect [better rendered, that has been perfected] shall be as his master;' in other words, the pupils of these censorious, evil-judging, narrow-minded, bitter men will grow up - as they become perfected in this teaching - in their turn equally narrow-minded and bitter as their masters." The conclusion, felt though not expressed, of course, is, "But my followers must be something different to these; another and nobler spirit, nobler because more generous, must rule in their hearts."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
A disciple
μαθητὴς (mathētēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

above
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

[his]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

teacher,
διδάσκαλον (didaskalon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

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

everyone [who is]
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

fully trained
κατηρτισμένος (katērtismenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2675: From kata and a derivative of artios; to complete thoroughly, i.e. Repair or adjust.

will be
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

teacher.
διδάσκαλος (didaskalos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.


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