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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
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.
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
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