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Another disciple said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
King James Bible
And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Darby Bible Translation
But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go away and bury my father.
World English Bible
Another of his disciples said to him, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."
Young's Literal Translation
And another of his disciples said to him, 'Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Another of his disciples - This does not mean any of the twelve, but one of those who were constant hearers of our Lord's preaching; the name of disciple being common to all those who professed to believe in him, John 6:66. Bury my father: probably his father was old, and apparently near death; but it was a maxim among the Jews, that, if a man had any duty to perform to the dead, he was, for that time, free from the observance of any other precept or duty. The children of Adam are always in extremes; some will rush into the ministry of the Gospel without a call, others will delay long after they are called; the middle way is the only safe one: not to move a finger in the work till the call be given, and not to delay a moment after.
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Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. "Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye," he said, "and then I will come with you." "Go back," Elijah replied. "What have I done to you?"
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
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