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Matthew 20:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, whosoever shall desire, among you, to be first, shall be, your servant:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your servant;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he that will be first among you shall be your servant.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And whosoeuer will be chiefe among you, let him be your seruant.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And whoever among you willeth to be first, let him be to you the servant.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and whoever among you desireth to be first, let him be your servant:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
whosoever 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
{1437} Prime
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
will 2309
{2309} Prime
In certain tenses θελέω [[theleo]], {thel-eh'-o}; and ἐθέλέω [[etheleo]], {eth-el-eh'-o}, which are otherwise obsolete; apparently strengthened from the alternate form of G0138; to determine (as an active voice option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive voice acquiescence in objective considerations), that is, choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication to wish, that is, be inclined to (sometimes adverbially gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism to delight in.
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
be 1511
{1511} Prime
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
chief 4413
{4413} Prime
Contracted superlative of G4253; foremost (in time, place, order or importance).
among 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
you, 5213
{5213} Prime
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
let him be 2077
{2077} Prime
Second person singular present imperative and third person of G1510; be thou; let them be.
<5749> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 23
your 5216
{5216} Prime
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
servant: 1401
{1401} Prime
From G1210; a slave (literally or figuratively, involuntarily or voluntarily; frequently therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 20:17-28.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 20:20-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Matthew 18:4 Whosoever 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 ye disputed among yourselves by the way? ... 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.
Luke 22:26 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.
Acts 20:34-35 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. ... I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
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 unto all, that I might gain the more. ... And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].
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 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. ... In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
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.
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