New American Standard Bible
Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."
King James Bible
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
Darby Bible Translation
And sitting down he called the twelve; and he says to them, If any one would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.
World English Bible
He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all."
Young's Literal Translation
and having sat down he called the twelve, and he saith to them, 'If any doth will to be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.'
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"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
"But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,
"But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
"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.
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