30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."
30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."
30 This is the Great Reversal: the last in line put at the head of the line, and the so-called first ending up last.
30 And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last."
30 And note this: Some who seem least important now will be the greatest then, and some who are the greatest now will be least important then. "
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 13:30
Commentary on Luke 13:23-30
(Read Luke 13:23-30)
Our Saviour came to guide men's consciences, not to gratify their curiosity. Ask not, How many shall be saved? But, Shall I be one of them? Not, What shall become of such and such? But, What shall I do, and what will become of me? Strive to enter in at the strait gate. This is directed to each of us; it is, Strive ye. All that will be saved, must enter in at the strait gate, must undergo a change of the whole man. Those that would enter in, must strive to enter. Here are awakening considerations, to enforce this exhortation. Oh that we may be all awakened by them! They answer the question, Are there few that shall be saved? But let none despond either as to themselves or others, for there are last who shall be first, and first who shall be last. If we reach heaven, we shall meet many there whom we little thought to meet, and miss many whom we expected to find.