John 13:16
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New International Version
Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.


New American Standard Bible
"Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
"I assure you: A slave is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him.


International Standard Version
Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, a servant isn't greater than his master, and a messenger isn't greater than the one who sent him.


American Standard Version
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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Amen, amen I say to you: The servant is not greater than his lord; neither is the apostle greater than he that sent him.


Darby Bible Translation
Verily, verily, I say to you, The bondman is not greater than his lord, nor the sent greater than he who has sent him.


Young's Literal Translation
verily, verily, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his lord, nor an apostle greater than he who sent him;
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Context
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet

1Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; 3Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; 4He rises from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. 5After that he pours water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. 6Then comes he to Simon Peter: and Peter said to him, Lord, do you wash my feet? 7Jesus answered and said to him, What I do you know not now; but you shall know hereafter. 8Peter said to him, You shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash you not, you have no part with me. 9Simon Peter said to him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 10Jesus said to him, He that is washed needs not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and you are clean, but not all. 11For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, You are not all clean. 12So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said to them, Know you what I have done to you? 13You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am. 14If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.
Cross References
Matthew 10:24
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.


Luke 6:40
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.


John 15:20
Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.


2 Corinthians 8:23
Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brothers be inquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.


Philippians 2:25
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.


John 13:15
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