Matthew 10:38
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New International Version
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

King James Bible
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Darby Bible Translation
And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.

World English Bible
He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me.

Young's Literal Translation
and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that taketh not his cross - i.e. He who is not ready, after my example, to suffer death in the cause of my religion, is not worthy of me, does not deserve to be called my disciple.

This alludes to the custom of causing the criminal to bear his own cross to the place of execution; so Plutarch, ΕκαϚος των κακουργων εκφερει τον αυτου Ϛαυρον. Each of the malefactors carries on his own cross. See John 19:17.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself...

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor...

Luke 9:23,24 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me...

Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

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Cross References
Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Mark 8:34
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Luke 9:23
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Luke 14:27
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

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