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John 13:16

    John 13:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly I say to you, A servant is not greater than his lord; and he who is sent is not greater than the one who sent him.

    Webster's Revision

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.

    World English Bible

    Most certainly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his lord, neither one who is sent greater than he who sent him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Verily, verily, I say unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.

    Definitions for John 13:16

    Verily - Truly; surely.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 13:16

    The servant is not greater than his lord - Christ has ennobled the acts of humility by practising them himself. The true glory of a Christian consists in being, in his measure, as humble as his Lord.

    Neither he that is sent - Ουδε αποϚολος Nor an apostle. As I think these words were intended for the suppression of all worldly ambition and lordly conduct in the apostles and their successors in the ministry, therefore I think the original word αποϚολος, should be translated apostle, rather than he that is sent, because the former rendering ascertains and determines the meaning better.

    Barnes' Notes on John 13:16

    The servant is not ... - This was universally true, and this they were to remember always, that they were to manifest the same spirit that he did, and that they were to expect the same treatment from the world. See the notes at Matthew 10:24-25.

    Wesley's Notes on John 13:16

    13:16 The servant is not greater than his lord - Nor therefore ought to think much of either doing or suffering the same things.