The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 20:27
And whosoever will be chief among you…
Or first, or
have the pre-eminence, the first place in the kingdom of the Messiah,
let him be your servant;
or, as in Mark, shall be servant of
not only a minister, but a servant; not a servant of some only,
but of all. This was verified in the Apostle Paul, who became a
servant to all men, though he was free, that he might gain some to
Christ; and by so doing was the chief, though he reckoned himself the
least of the apostles, yea, less than the least of all saints. The
Jews have a saying somewhat like this, that F8
``everyone that makes himself (dbek) , as a servant, for
the words of the law in this world, shall be made free in
the world to come.''
F8 T. Bab. Bava Metzia, fol. 35. 2.