Luke 9:61
New International Version
Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”

New Living Translation
Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.”

English Standard Version
Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”

Berean Study Bible
Still another said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first let me bid farewell to my family.”

Berean Literal Bible
And another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first allow me to bid farewell to those at my home."

King James Bible
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

New King James Version
And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.”

New American Standard Bible
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say goodbye to those at my home.”

NASB 1995
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.”

NASB 1977
And another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.”

Amplified Bible
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord [as Your disciple]; but first let me say goodbye to those at my home.”

Christian Standard Bible
Another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house.”

American Standard Version
And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And another said to him, “I shall come after you, my lord, but permit me first to say goodbye to my children, and I shall come.”

Contemporary English Version
Then someone said to Jesus, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first let me go back and take care of things at home."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let me first take my leave of them that are at my house.

English Revised Version
And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.

Good News Translation
Someone else said, "I will follow you, sir; but first let me go and say good-bye to my family."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Another said, "I'll follow you, sir, but first let me tell my family goodbye."

International Standard Version
Still another man said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to those at home."

Literal Standard Version
And another also said, “I will follow You, Lord, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house”;

NET Bible
Yet another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to my family."

New Heart English Bible
Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house."

Weymouth New Testament
"Master," said yet another, "I will follow you; but allow me first to go and say good-bye to my friends at home."

World English Bible
Another also said, "I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my house."

Young's Literal Translation
And another also said, 'I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cost of Discipleship
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.” 62Then Jesus declared, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and then looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 19:20
So Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and mother goodbye, and then I will follow you." "Go on back," Elijah replied, "for what have I done to you?"

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.


Treasury of Scripture

And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

but.

Luke 14:18-20,26
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused…

Deuteronomy 33:9
Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

1 Kings 19:20
And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?









(61) Lord, I will follow thee.--This third example of our Lord's method of dealing with half-hearted disciples is peculiar to St. Luke. Here, as in the first instance, there is what has the appearance of a spontaneous offer, coupled with a plea for postponement. The man pleads a wish to take a formal farewell of his kindred. The form of expression, the absence of any definite mention of father, or wife, or children, half-suggests the thought that the man was free from the closer and more binding ties of relationship, and that the plea urged was therefore hollow and unreal.

Verses 61, 62. - And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. There is an implied reproach in our Lord s reply to what, on first thoughts, would seem a reasonable request. The offer in this case came from the man himself. It would appear that this would-be disciple, on thinking the matter over, considered it might be desirable to hear what his family and friends thought about his project. At all events, one thing is clear his first ardour was cooled, his first love left. The Master, in his pithy but striking comment, shows when such is the case, that there is little or no hope of any real noble work being carried out. The simile is drawn from agricultural imagery. Jesus was evidently very familiar with all the little details of rural life. We find a similar saying in Hesiod, "He who would plough straight furrows, must not look about him" ('Works and Days,' 2:60).



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

another
ἕτερος (heteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

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

“I will follow
Ἀκολουθήσω (Akolouthēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

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

Lord;
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

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

first
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.

let
ἐπίτρεψόν (epitrepson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2010: To turn to, commit, entrust; I allow, yield, permit. From epi and the base of trope; to turn over, i.e. Allow.

me
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

bid farewell
ἀποτάξασθαι (apotaxasthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's 657: To withdraw from, take leave of, renounce, send away.

to
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative 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.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

family.”
οἶκόν (oikon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.


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