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Luke 22:26

    Luke 22:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But let it not be so with you; but he who is greater, let him become like the younger; and he who is chief, like a servant.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Luke 22:26

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 22:26

    Let him be as the younger - Dr. Lightfoot justly conjectures that Peter was the eldest of all the disciples; and he supposes that the strife was kindled between him and the sons of Zebedee, James and John. These three disciples were those whom Christ had distinguished by peculiar marks of his favor; and therefore it is natural to conclude that the strife lay between these three, the two brothers and Peter. Shall we or Peter be at the head? Neither, says our Lord. Let him, Peter, who is chief (ὁ μειζων, the eldest) among you, be as, John, ὁ νεωτερος, the younger. The younger part of the disciples do not appear to have taken any part in this contention; and our Lord shows Peter, and the sons of Zebedee, that they must be as unambitious as the younger in order to be acknowledged as his disciples. Dr. Lightfoot thinks that Peter was the mover of this strife, and therefore our Lord rebukes him by name.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 22:26

    But ye shall not be so - Christ here takes occasion to explain the nature of his kingdom. He assures them that it is established on different principles from those of the world; that his subjects were not to expect titles, and power, and offices of pomp in his kingdom. He that would be most advanced in "his" kingdom would be he that was most humble; and in order to show them this, he took a towel and girded himself after the manner of a servant, and washed their feet, to show them what ought to be their feelings toward each other. See John 13:4-17.

    He that sitteth at meat - The master of the feast, or one of his guests.

    But I am among you ... - This was said in connection with his washing their feet. He "showed" them how they ought to feel and act toward each other. "They" ought, therefore, not to aim at office and power, but to be humble, and serve and aid one another.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 22:26

    22:26 But ye are to be benefactors to mankind, not by governing, but by serving.