1879-90. BibliographyTrapp, John. 382, comp. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Matthew 20:15 "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? BibliographyJ. In our sermons for this quarter we have been focusing on the theme, “God’s Goodness in Salvation, Sanctification and Service.” Within the last two months, we have already considered the first two topics: Salvation and Sanctification. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sen 26 Not so with you. Observe the present (see critical notes); there is no such order of things among you. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/matthew-20.html. Timothy and Titus also, are unquestionably enjoined by him to exercise authoritative superintendence over others, according to the command of God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/matthew-20.html. 25. Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them — And hence you imagine, the chief in my kingdom will do as they: but it will be quite otherwise. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Od. Jesus called them to him, and said] We must (by Christ’s example) advance, cherish concord all we can, among ministers especially, by casting out those mischief makers, emulation and ambition. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. The princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion. πρῶτος] one of the first in point of rank, a sort of climax to μέγας, as διάκονος is to δοῦλος. But the government of the Church admits nothing of this sort; for Christ allowed the pastors nothing more than to be ministers, and to abstain entirely from the exercise of authority. For he appears to throw them all down, or, at least, to place them on a level, so that not one rises above the rest. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/matthew-20.html. Besides, Christ did not look so much at the persons of men as at the condition of his Church. Matthew has abbreviated his Marcan source (Mk 10:46–52) and has made Mark’s one man two. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Matthew 20:25. προσκαλεσάμενος: Jesus had to call them to Him, therefore they had had the decency not to quarrel in His presence. κατακυριεύουσιν. All other rights reserved. 25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. See Wakefield and Rosenmuller. ‘But Jesus called them to him, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them” ’. What does this verse really mean? Shall not be so among you — Our Lord does not here mean that there shall be no orders in the Christian Church, or even in heaven. BibliographyWesley, John. Used by Permission. We’ve made great progress in overcoming hunger, but millions of children around the world still … Evidently their indignation had been outspoken, but not in the immediate presence of the Lord. In the Kingdom of heaven the ambition must be to serve not to reign; that Kingdom is in every way the reverse of the kingdoms of the world. Compare Luke 22:25; where the verb is not the same. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website.Original work done by Ernie Stefanik. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Hence the future ἔσται; for, in the event of any one wishing to become great, he will aim at it by means of serving; the latter is the way to the former. "Great men are not always wise," saith Elihu, Job 32:9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pnt/matthew-20.html. They had not showed their anger to Jesus. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. See note there. All rights reserved. 1832. "25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority … BibliographyGill, John. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. See Grotius, and Beausobre and Lenfant. The antithesis is complete. While, therefore, both ought to be humble, it is the duty of the apostles always to consider what form of government the Lord has appointed for his Church. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Diod. The full meaning appears when the pyramidal quality of Gentile government is observed. of The rulers and leaders of government domineer their people. Calamitas nostra magnus est, Our harm is great, said Mimus concerning Pompey, the people applauding so handsome an impropriety. ‘ secular princes.’. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. (25) Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/matthew-20.html. This statement of Christ does not merely repeat a well-known fact for emphasis. But natural reason prescribes a very different method; and Paul, when describing the government of the Church, (Ephesians 4:11,) enumerates the various departments of the ministry, in such a manner as to make the rank of apostleship higher than the office of pastors. But Christ appoints pastors of his Church, not to rule, but to serve. I am glad it’s so easy and clearcut for St. Matthew. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). οἱ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἐθν.] Matthew 6:23 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 6:23, NIV: "But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" The Prep, kata (= down. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/matthew-20.html. Magistro non praesente , Beng.— κατακυριεύουσιν : in the Sept[113] used in the sense of rule, Genesis 1:28 , Psalm 72:8 ; here the connection requires the idea of “lording it over,” the κατὰ having intensive force; so also in the ἅπ . the heathen rulers. If one of you wants to become first, then he must serve you like a slave." Salem Media Group. For it was possible that one who was governor of a village or of a city might, in a case of urgent necessity, discharge also the office of teaching; but Christ satisfied himself with explaining what belongs to the apostolic office and what is at variance with it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/matthew-20.html. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. He has no questions. 1897-1910. οἱ μεγάλοι] the magnates (Hom. --No words of reproof could more strongly point the contrast between the true and the false views of the Messiah's kingdom. Just before ascending to the Father in heaven, the Lord Jesus commissioned His followers to go and make disciples, of all the nations - teaching them to observe all things whatsoever He had commanded them, and then He made the most astonishing claim - and, lo, … 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. He continues to draw these lines and has no doubt about who is on which side. Pareus was wont to say, that the only cause of all Church dissensions was, ministers reaching after rule and preeminence, as did Diotrephes. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". Goodness is the only greatness. 1909-1922. He does not explain generally how deadly a plague ambition is, but simply warns them, that nothing is more foolish than to fight about nothing. In order to present the contrast between the kingdom as it would be and as they expected it, he pointed out the nature of Gentile rule. Matthew 20:25. the intensive force of the compound verb serves to convey the idea of oppressive rule. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. As Christians, and therefore, disciples of Jesus Christ, this means we are to submit to God first and then to one another. Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". John Trapp Complete Commentary. I do acknowledge that this doctrine applies both to private persons and to kings and magistrates; for no man deserves to be reckoned one of Christ’s flock, unless he has made such proficiency under the teacher of humility, as to claim nothing for himself, but condescend to cultivate brotherly love. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". To show them the difference between his Kingdom and the kingdoms of the world, he points out what they already know. Matthew 5:20 is the twentieth verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus called all the followers together. "E.W. 1974. Jesus, solicitous to cure that pride, which made some of his disciples ambitious, and others jealous, called them unto him, and told them that his kingdom was not, as they imagined, of the same nature with the kingdoms of the world; and that the greatness of his disciples was not the greatness of secular princes, which consists in reigning over others with absolute and despotic sway. The Church has more than once ruined the State; the State has often corrupted the Church: it is certainly for the interests of both to be kept separate. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Privilegium unius conceditur in beneficium alterius, saith a learned doctor; et si vis esse vere magnus, ne sis instar utris folle tumidi, sed instar uteri prole gravidi; nec attollas inane supercilium, sed exhibeas utile ministerium. This is, no doubt, true; but the design of Christ was, as I have said, to distinguish between the spiritual government of his Church and the empires of the world, that the apostles might not look for the favors of a court; for in proportion as any of the nobles is loved by kings, he rises to wealth and distinction. In Acts 19:16 it is used in the account of the sons of Sceva, the possessed man, κατακυριεύσας ἀμφοτέρων ἴσχυσεν κατʼ αὐτῶν. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:25-28. The popular Jewish expectations, shared by the disciples, were really heathen in their character, substituting might for right, and ambition for the true greatness of service. You know. Matthew 20:25. προσκαλεσάμενος αὐτοὺς, having called them to Him) They had been moved, therefore, with indignation when their Master was not present. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". But it should not be that way with you. Thus, the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over the Gentiles, and their great ones exercise authority upon the rulers of the Gentiles. It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”. A servant is an individual who is under submission to another. Sic. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: Proud member Not so with you. And Nemo me maior nisi qui iustior, No one is greater than me unless he is more just, said Agesilaus, when the king of Persia styled himself the great king. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". μεγιστᾶνες, Mark 6:21), “ipsis saepe dominis imperiosiores,” Bengel. λεγ. In the sphere to which you belong, true greatness lies in doing service; that is the principle on which you will act. Here it is used appropriately of supreme authority, just as κατεξουσίαζειν is appropriate to the delegated authority of the μέγας or subordinate governor. Photograph by Owen Byrne, Boston, USA – Wikimedia Commons. The mother of the sons of Zebedee desired greatness for her sons, wishing that they could both occupy the top places in Jesus’ kingdom. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/matthew-20.html. Matthew 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. In Matthew 25, Jesus calls us to feed those who are hungry. Christ categorically denied any such pyramidal system of government any place whatsoever in his kingdom. {a} Infelicium ecclesiae concertationem causam dixit ecclesiasticorum φιλαρχαιν. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/matthew-20.html. besides the parallel passage (Mark 10:42). Matthew 20:25. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. A servant seeks to meet the needs of others. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Not so shall it be among you: but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister; and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant. 20:17-19 – The Lord’s death… Exercise lordship, lord it, over them, i.e., exercise tyrannical and arbitrary power. ‘secular princes.’ The Jewish form of government, as ordained by God, was designed to exclude tyranny. The word rendered, have dominion over them, Κατακυριευουσιν, signifies sometimes to use an immoderate and arbitrary power. He avowedly corrects them.— οἴδατε, κ. τ. λ., ye know, etc.) Therefore ye think that it will be the same in the kingdom of the Messiah.— κατακυριεύουσιν [E. V. exercise dominion over]— κατεξουσιάζουσιν [E. V. exercise authority upon]—In both these compound verbs the κατὰ intensifies the signification (see S. V. of Genesis 1:28, and Psalms 72:8), and in this passage distinguishes between the legitimate use and frequent abuse of authority.— οἱ μεγἁλοι, they that are great) sc. οὐχ οὕτως ἐστιν ἐν ὑμῖν] it is not so among you. Matthew 27:25 Either out of a genuine concern for justice or out of a sardonic resistance to the Jews' petty politics, Pontius Pilate wanted to free Christ. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". When political matters are brought into the Church of Christ, both are ruined. Meekness, a tolerant, yielding spirit, represents having the right of way but not insisting on it. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Renewal 1960. here only and in the parallel passage Mark 10:42. 1832. Jesus said, "You know that the rulers of the non-Jewish people love to show their power over the people. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. Content. 1905. Jesus very wisely identified such pyramided governments as "Gentile," thus indicating their rejection in his kingdom of love and service, rather than of strutting power. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". "People's New Testament". We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Matthew 20:20-28 Introduction Context 18:1-4 – Greatness in the Kingdom measured by the yardstick of humility 19:14 – Salvation belongs to those with childlike faith 19:21 – Self denial and giving are the marks of a true disciple 19:30, 20:16 – Selfless service is demanded. 1891. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". But Jesus called them unto him,.... All his twelve disciples, perceiving that the same ambitious views prevailed in them all: to discourage which, and to prevent their quarrelling one with another, he called them to him, and made use of the following reasonings: and said, ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them; appealing to them in a case that was well known by them, what the princes of the Gentiles did; or, as Mark expresses it, "they which are accounted", or "seem to rule over the Gentiles": who know not God, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who neither serve and obey him, or have any dependence on him, but assume a power of governing others, take upon them to rule the nations of the world, and are acknowledged as such by them: these claim a superiority over others, and exercise lordly power over them; and they that are their great ones, their lords, and nobles under them; these also assert a preeminence, and exercise authority on those that are below them; which they have received from those that are above them: this is the usual way and method of the governments of the kingdoms of this world: wherefore, for the apostles to affect and desire a superiority to each other, in the kingdom of Christ, was to imitate the Gentiles, and to act according to worldly forms of government; which is very unsuitable to the followers of the meek and lowly Jesus, whose kingdom is spiritual, and not of this world. 1859. exercise authority upon. Matthew 20:25-28 Matthew 20:25-28 View Full Chapter. That such Gentile forms of power exist in so-called Christian religions today does not nor cannot make it right. Similarly with regard to the κατεξους., which occurs nowhere else, and which may be rendered: they practise violence toward. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/matthew-20.html. But Jesus called them unto him All his twelve disciples, perceiving that the same ambitious views prevailed in them all: to discourage which, and to prevent their quarrelling one with another, he called them to him, and made use of the following reasonings: and said, ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them; appealing to them in a case that was well known by them, what the princes of the Gentiles did; or, as Mark expresses it, "they which are accounted", or "seem to rule over the Gentiles": who know not God, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who neither serve and obey him, or have any dependence on him, but assume a power of governing others, take upon them to rule the nations of the world, and are acknowledged as such by them: these claim a superiority over others, and exercise lordly power over them; and they that are their great ones, their lords, and nobles under them; these also assert a preeminence, and exercise authority on those that are below them; which they have received from those that are above them: this is the usual way and method of the governments of the kingdoms of this world: wherefore, for the apostles to affect and desire a superiority to each other, in the kingdom of Christ, was to imitate the Gentiles, and to act according to worldly forms of government; which is very unsuitable to the followers of the meek and lowly Jesus, whose kingdom is spiritual, and not of this world. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". All rights reserved. (St. John Chrysostom). In one there is probably a reference to our Lord’s words here. Matthew 20:25, NASB : "But Jesus called them to Himself and said, 'You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them." Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. — Matthew 20:25-26. And their important leaders love to use all their authority over the people. (Witham) --- Our Lord wishing to extinguish the indignation conceived against the two brothers, lays before them the difference of secular and ecclesiastical princes, shewing that precedency in the Church is neither to be sought for by him who is not possessed of it, nor too eagerly loved by him who has it; for secular princes are lords of their subjects, keeping them under subjection, and govern them in every particular according to their will; but ecclesiastical princes are honoured with precedency, that they may be servants of their inferiors, administer to them whatever they have received from Christ, neglect their own convenience for the good of their neighbour, and be willing even to die for the spiritual good of their subjects. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/matthew-20.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/matthew-20.html. 1999. Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King – Matthew 25:31-46 “Whatsoever…” (2006) by Timothy P. Schmalz. Matthew 20:25. κατεξ. He points out to them that it is the way of the world, and especially of the Gentiles who are the very ones who will exercise their power against Him (Matthew 20:19), that rulers lord it over people, and great ones vaunt their authority over people. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Thus David, Hezekiah, and others of the same class, while they were the willing servants of all, used a scepter, a crown, a throne, and other emblems of royalty. See Mark 10:42. Broadman Press 1932,33. It is a novel compound formed perhaps for the sake of the parallelism. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. In the Kingdom of heaven he that will be the noble must be the minister or attendant; he that will be supreme must be the slave. Exercise dominion over them.—Better, as in 1 Peter 5:3, lord it over them. Matthew 20:25. προσκαλεσάμενος : Jesus had to call them to Him, therefore they had had the decency not to quarrel in His presence. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". For God had prescribed to the children of Israel a just and equitable form of government. Obtain power to enjoy power. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. The popular Jewish expectations, shared by the disciples, were really heathen in their character, substituting might for right, and ambition for the true greatness of service. 1952. Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16 (Read Matthew 20:1-16 ) The direct object of this parable seems to be, to show that though the Jews were first called into the vineyard, at length the gospel should be preached to the Gentiles, and they should be admitted to equal privileges and advantages with the Jews. No prudent man is willing to subject himself to such servitude and danger, as to take upon himself the obligation of having to give an account of the wickedness and perversity of others, unless fearless of the divine judgments, he abuse his ecclesiastical superiority. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/matthew-20.html. The emphasis in the consequent clauses rests on those two predicates, and hence the emphatic word is placed in each case at the close. But Jesus called them unto him and said, Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. This is not a case of poetry in which the meaning of the first clause is exactly duplicated in the second. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". Bibliography"Commentary on Matthew 20:25". 1599-1645. 20:25-28) "The Bible Study New Testament". Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". (664) Hence, too, they take the name in the Hebrew language, נדיבים, (nedibim ) They are so called from bestowing gifts; (665) for taxes and tributes are paid to them for no other purpose than to furnish the expense necessary to the magnificence of their rank. The Expositor's Greek Testament. In that, a beast may and doth exceed us; in this we exceed ourselves and others. This was certainly true of the governments in our Lord's time, both in the east and in the west. Those ambitious desires which prompted the request of the sons of Zebedee have likewise a good deal to do with the displeasure of the other disciples. The rulers of the Gentiles, i.e. App-104.) BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Ver. What Jesus teaches is the dignity of service in the Kingdom of heaven. 1801-1803. Posted on August 18, 2011 by Chuck Gianotti. 1685. The Jewish form of government, as ordained by God, was designed to exclude tyranny. Grotius and others would take the second αὐτῶν to refer to οἱ ἄρχοντες, but wrongly. FOR THE kingdom of heaven is like the owner of an estate who went out in the morning along with the dawn to hire workmen for his vineyard. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/matthew-20.html. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". "But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps." Comp. Those persons, therefore, who extend this saying indiscriminately to all the godly are mistaken; for Christ only takes occasion from the present occurrence to show that it is absurd in the apostles to dispute about the degree of power and honor in their own rank, because the office of teaching, to which they were appointed, has no resemblance to the governments of the world. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". 1840-57. This important ‘rule’ of the Master is thrown into the form of Hebrew parallelism. In the latter the gradation of rank is [1] the supreme prince (ἄρχων); [2] the nobles (μεγάλοι); [3] the ministers or attendants (διάκονοι); [4] the slaves (δοῦλοι). Exercise lordship, lord it, over them, i.e., exercise tyrannical and arbitrary power. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". Sunday, September 24, 2017. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/matthew-20.html. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. Monday, September 25, 2017 "But it should not be that way with you. There is, saith one, a greatness belluine (brutal) and genuine. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/matthew-20.html. 1914. αὐτῶν and … κατεξ. "The Fourfold Gospel". Matthew 25:7 Then all … "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". 1. Many have looked upon meekness, lowliness of spirit, or the willingness to yield, with suspicion and perhaps even loathing. Jesus Christ sets the tone of this approach in His discussion with the sons of Zebedee and the other disciples. Princes of the Gentiles lord it over them: tyrannize over those that are under them, by arbitrary and violent proceedings. The word occurs in two other passages of the N.T. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 20:25". Greatness In Serving: Matthew 20:25-28. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Observe the κατα in composition in both verbs, signifying subjugation and oppression. Exercise dominion - and - exercise authority upon them - They tyrannized and exercised arbitrary power over the people. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/matthew-20.html. It imports the abuse of royal authority (see 1 Samuel 8:11., &c.) which God sometimes is pleased to permit for the punishment of men's iniquities. The princes of the Gentiles— Of the nations around. 2013. Matthew 20:25 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, h “ You know that the rulers of the Gentiles i lord it over them , and their great ones exercise authority over them . Reflecting on the meaning of Matthew 25, join us in prayer. ministers of state, who are often more imperious than their lords. Here, to it ought to be observed, that the discourse relates to the thing itself rather than to the disposition. St Peter, teaching the same lesson of humility, says (1 Peter 5:3), μήδʼ ὡς κατακυριεύοντες τῶν κλήρων ἀλλὰ τύποι γενόμενοι τοῦ ποιμνίου. They exercise dominion to gratify their love of rule. — Matthew 20:26-27. (25) Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles.—No words of reproof could more strongly point the contrast between the true and the false views of the Messiah’s kingdom. κατακυρ.] But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. — Matthew 20:26-27 NLT. in the verb implies a bad sense and = oppress them. And they that are great] The grandees of the earth. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Exercise dominion - and - exercise authority upon them -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, and said, ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, The princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, ὡς κατακυριεύοντες τῶν κλήρων ἀλλὰ τύποι γενόμενοι τοῦ ποιμνίου, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. See Deuteronomy 17:14., to the end. If one of you wants to become great, then he must serve you like a servant. Exercise dominion — Authority for authority’s sake. This is what sitting on a ‘throne’ means to them, and it is true even of the most benevolent. “But the wise took oil”: They were concerned …

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