Luke 9:60
New International Version
Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

New Living Translation
But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.”

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but you, having gone forth, declare the kingdom of God."

King James Bible
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

New King James Version
Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”

New American Standard Bible
But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”

NASB 1995
But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”

NASB 1977
But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”

Amplified Bible
But He said to him, “Allow the [spiritually] dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and spread the news about the kingdom of God.”

Christian Standard Bible
But he told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.”

American Standard Version
But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to him, “Let the dead bury their dead and you go announce the Kingdom of God.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "Let the dead take care of the dead, while you go and tell about God's kingdom."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou, and preach the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You go and proclaim the Kingdom of God."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You must go everywhere and tell about the kingdom of God."

International Standard Version
But he told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

Literal Standard Version
and Jesus said to him, “Permit the dead to bury their own dead, and you, having gone away, publish the Kingdom of God.”

NET Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

New Heart English Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

Weymouth New Testament
"Leave the dead," Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming of the Kingdom of God."

World English Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus said to him, 'Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cost of Discipleship
59Then He said to another man, “Follow Me.” The man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60But Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61Still another said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first let me bid farewell to my family.”…

Cross References
Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Luke 15:24
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.


Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go you and preach the kingdom of God.

Let.

Luke 15:32
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Ephesians 2:1,5
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; …

1 Timothy 5:6
But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

but.

John 21:15-17
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs…

1 Corinthians 9:16
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

2 Corinthians 5:16-18
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus] told
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Let
Ἄφες (Aphes)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

dead
νεκροὺς (nekrous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

bury
θάψαι (thapsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2290: To bury. A primary verb; to celebrate funeral rites, i.e. Inter.

their own
ἑαυτῶν (heautōn)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

dead.
νεκρούς (nekrous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

You,
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

however,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

go
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

[and] proclaim
διάγγελλε (diangelle)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1229: From dia and the base of aggelos; to herald thoroughly.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kingdom
βασιλείαν (basileian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of God.”
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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