Luke 14:25
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New International Version
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:

New Living Translation
A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them,

English Standard Version
Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them,

New American Standard Bible
Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,

King James Bible
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now great crowds were traveling with Him. So He turned and said to them:

International Standard Version
Now large crowds were traveling with Jesus. He turned and told them,

NET Bible
Now large crowds were accompanying Jesus, and turning to them he said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as there were great crowds going with him, he turned and he said to them:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. He turned to them and said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And great multitudes went with him, and he turned and said unto them,

King James 2000 Bible
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,

American King James Version
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them,

American Standard Version
Now there went with him great multitudes: and he turned, and said unto them,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, he said to them:

Darby Bible Translation
And great crowds went with him; and, turning round, he said to them,

English Revised Version
Now there went with him great multitudes: and he turned, and said unto them,

Webster's Bible Translation
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them,

Weymouth New Testament
On His journey vast crowds attended Him, towards whom He turned and said,

World English Bible
Now great multitudes were going with him. He turned and said to them,

Young's Literal Translation
And there were going on with him great multitudes, and having turned, he said unto them,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:25-35 Though the disciples of Christ are not all crucified, yet they all bear their cross, and must bear it in the way of duty. Jesus bids them count upon it, and then consider of it. Our Saviour explains this by two similitudes; the former showing that we must consider the expenses of our religion; the latter, that we must consider the perils of it. Sit down and count the cost; consider it will cost the mortifying of sin, even the most beloved lusts. The proudest and most daring sinner cannot stand against God, for who knows the power of his anger? It is our interest to seek peace with him, and we need not send to ask conditions of peace, they are offered to us, and are highly to our advantage. In some way a disciple of Christ will be put to the trial. May we seek to be disciples indeed, and be careful not to grow slack in our profession, or afraid of the cross; that we may be the good salt of the earth, to season those around us with the savour of Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 25-35. - The qualifications of his real disciples. Two short parables illustrative of the high pries such a real disciple must pay if he would indeed be his. The halfhearted disciple is compared to flavourless salt. Verse 25. - And there went great multitudes with him. These great multitudes were made up now of enemies as well as friends. Curiosity doubtless attracted many; the fame of the Teacher had gone through the length and breadth of the land. The end, the Master well knew, was very near, and, in the full view of his own self-sacrifice, the higher and the more ideal were the claims he made upon those who professed to be his followers. He was anxious now, at the end, clearly to make it known to all these multitudes what serving him really signified - entire self-renunciation; a real, not a poetic or sentimental, taking up the cross (ver. 27). Even his own chosen disciples were yet a long way from apprehending the terrible meaning of this cross he spoke of, and which to him now bore so ghastly a significance.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And there went great multitudes with him,.... From Galilee, as he journeyed from thence to Jerusalem; some for one thing, and some another, and all perhaps were in expectation of his setting up a temporal kingdom when he came there; and hoped they should share, more or less, the worldly advantages of it; for the whole nation was big with such carnal notions of the Messiah. Jesus therefore, to draw off their minds from such views, and that they might not be disappointed, acquaints them, that if they would be his disciples, they must part with all that was near and dear to them; and prepare to suffer great hardships and difficulties for his name's sake: for it follows,

and he turned; himself to the company that was behind: and said unto them; with a grave and stern countenance, looking wistly at them, and in the most solemn manner delivered what is hereafter related.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Lu 14:25-35. Address to Great Multitudes Travelling with Him.

25. great multitudes with him—on His final journey to Jerusalem. The "great multitudes" were doubtless people going to the passover, who moved along in clusters (Lu 2:44), and who on this occasion falling in with our Lord had formed themselves into one mass about Him.

Luke 14:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Cost of Following Jesus
25Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.…
Cross References
Luke 14:24
I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'"

Luke 14:26
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even their own life--such a person cannot be my disciple.
Treasury of Scripture

And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them,

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable …

John 6:24-27 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his …

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