Luke 9:62
Good News Translation
Jesus said to him, "Anyone who starts to plow and then keeps looking back is of no use for the Kingdom of God."

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "Anyone who starts plowing and keeps looking back isn't worth a thing to God's kingdom!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.

New American Bible
[To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.

No.

Luke 17:31,32 In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and he that shall be in the field, in like manner, let him not return back. . . .

Psalm 78:8,9 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God. . . .

Acts 15:37,38 And Barnabas would have taken with them John also, that was surnamed Mark. . . .

2 Timothy 4:10 Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.

Hebrews 10:38 But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.

James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, which is moved and carried about by the wind. . . .

2 Peter 2:20-22 For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former. . . .

Context
The Cost of Discipleship
61And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let me first take my leave of them that are at my house. 62Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
Cross References
1 Kings 19:20
And he forthwith left the oxen, and run after Elias, and said: Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said to him: Go, and return back: for that which was my part, I have done to thee.

Philippians 3:13
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: Forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before,

Additional Translations
Then Jesus declared, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and then looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

And Jesus said to him, "No one having laid the hand upon the plow, and looking on the things behind, is fit for the kingdom of God."

And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

But Jesus said to him, No one having laid his hand on [the] plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.

But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

And Jesus said to him, No man having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Jesus answered him, "No one who has put his hand to the plough, and then looks behind him, is fit for the Kingdom of God.

But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."

and Jesus said unto him, 'No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.'
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