New International Version
He said to another man, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
King James Bible
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father.
World English Bible
He said to another, "Follow me!" But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."
Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto another, 'Be following me;' and he said, 'Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A certain man - He was a scribe. See on Matthew 8:19-22 (note). It is probable that this took place when Christ was at Capernaum, as Matthew represents it, and not on the way to Jerusalem through Samaria.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySelf-Denial Versus Self-Assertion.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.--LUKE ix. 23. We might naturally have thought that if there was one thing in the life of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which belonged to Him alone, it was His cross-bearing. To guard against so natural a mistake, the HOLY GHOST has taken care in gospel and in epistle to draw our special attention to the oneness of the believer with CHRIST in cross-bearing; and also to prevent misunderstanding as to the character …
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue
September 15 Evening
Christ's Cross and Ours
'In the Holy Mount'
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
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