What does Matthew 20:28 mean? ?

What does Matthew 20:28 “Just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” mean?

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    "Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.".......

  • 6 months ago

    means Jesus didnt come to the earth to be waited on like The King He is, He's not as some puffed up men are in the world thinking they are everything. Jesus cared more about us, not Himself, to serve and help us, even by giving up His own Life for us.

    ~MUST accept Jesus as your Sacrifice for sin, be baptized, turn from sin, obey GOD and Jesus, walk in His ways to make it to Heaven. this is not religion~

  • 6 months ago

    It means what Isaiah 53 says that it means. Compare 1 Cor. 15:1-4.

  • 6 months ago

    Basically, just what it said.  Most Jews expected the Messiah to come as an avenging King, but, Jesus was a servant.  He forfeited his life for us, so we do not have to.

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  • 6 months ago

    It means that Jesus came from heaven to Bethlehem, for the purpose of His going to Calvary, to be the blood sacrifice for the sins of many.

    Source(s): Hebrews 9:22 - "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission (of sin).
  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Jesus died for our sins.  Here is the truth:  Death leads to immediate heaven or hell. The only way to have eternal life, the only way to be in heaven and avoid hell, is by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life (John 6:47).  It is that simple and that easy.  It is too late to be saved after death.  Jesus is God and Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  Nothing else pays for our sins, not works from us or anything else, and Jesus already paid for our sins with His death and blood.  You cannot add any works to getting into heaven (Romans 4:5).

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Read the context

    Matthew 20:25-28 — But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

    Jesus came to show us how to live in submission, humility and obedience. He died to pay the penalty of death for our sins so we may live forever with the Lord.

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