Luke 22:24-30New International Version (NIV)
24 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. 28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials. 29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Luke 22:24-30New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Dispute about Greatness
24 A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 But he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
28 “You are those who have stood by me in my trials; 29 and I confer on you, just as my Father has conferred on me, a kingdom, 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Luke 22:24-30New Living Translation (NLT)
24 Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them. 25 Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, yet they are called ‘friends of the people.’ 26 But among you it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. 27 Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves.
28 “You have stayed with me in my time of trial. 29 And just as my Father has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right 30 to eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. And you will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Luke 22:24-30Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (MOUNCE)
24 A dispute philoneikia also kai arose ginomai · de among en them autos as to ho which tis of them autos seemed dokeō to be eimi the greatest megas. 25 So de Jesus ho said legō to them autos, “ The ho kings basileus of the ho nations ethnos exercise lordship kyrieuō over them autos and kai those ho in authority exousiazō over them autos call themselves kaleō ‘ benefactors euergetēs.’ 26 But de with you hymeis it must not ou be so houtōs! Rather alla, let the ho greatest megas among en you hymeis become ginomai like hōs the ho youngest neos, and kai the ho leader hēgeomai like hōs the ho one who serves diakoneō. 27 For gar who tis is the greater megas, the ho one who reclines anakeimai at table or ē the ho one who serves diakoneō? Is it not ouchi the ho one who reclines anakeimai at table ? But de in en your hymeis midst mesos I egō am eimi like hōs the ho one who serves diakoneō. 28 You hymeis · de are eimi the ho ones who have stayed diamenō with meta me egō in en · ho my egō trials peirasmos. 29 Just as kathōs my egō Father patēr conferred diatithēmi on me egō kingly authority basileia, so also kagō do I confer diatithēmi it on you hymeis, · ho 30 that hina you may eat esthiō and kai drink pinō at epi · ho my egō table trapeza in en · ho my egō kingdom basileia and kai sit kathēmai on epi thrones thronos judging krinō the ho twelve dōdeka tribes phylē of ho Israel Israēl.
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