New American Standard Bible
Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid adieu to those at my house.
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;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bid them farewell - To take leave, inform them of the design, and set things at home in order. Jesus did not suffer this, because he probably saw that he would be influenced by a love of his friends, or by their persuasions, not to return to him. The purpose to be a Christian requires "decision." Men should not tamper with the world. They should not consult earthly friends about it. They should not even allow worldly friends to give them "advice" whether to be Christians or not. God is to be obeyed rather than man, and they should come forth boldly, and resolve at once to give themselves to his service.
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If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.--LUKE 9:23. By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report.--All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.--The offence of the cross. If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: but let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
May 11. "Whosoever Will Save his Life Shall Lose It" (Luke ix. 24).
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke ix. 57, Etc. , Where the Case of the Three Persons is Treated Of, of whom one Said, "I Will
1 Kings 19:20
He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"
2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.
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