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Re: The Last Shall be FIrst

Posted by ESC on January 11, 2007

In Reply to: The Last Shall be FIrst posted by Lewis on January 11, 2007

: I was in a queue for having albums autographed by Mike Peters of The Alarm - by accident I ended up being the front of the queue, so I got him to endorse my album with the headline above.

: I wonder if any biblical scholars know if the translation is correct and what it meant.

: L
Matthew 19:30 (King James Version) But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Matthew 20:16 (King James Version) So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=last+shall+be+first&qs_version=9

The teaching implies that those who have prospered through wickedness will fail, whereas the good who have suffered for the sake of God will win salvation. (The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition, 2002, at
http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/lastshallbef.html Accessed January 11, 2007.)