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

New Living Translation
And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.

English Standard Version
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

New American Standard Bible
"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

King James Bible
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

International Standard Version
Whoever doesn't carry his cross and follow me can't be my disciple.

NET Bible
Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And whoever does not take his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So those who do not carry their crosses and follow me cannot be my disciples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whosoever does not bear his cross {Gr. stauros – stake} and come after me cannot be my disciple.

King James 2000 Bible
And whosoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

American King James Version
And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

American Standard Version
Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Darby Bible Translation
and whoever does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

English Revised Version
Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Weymouth New Testament
No one who does not carry his own cross and come after me can be a disciple of mine.

World English Bible
Whoever doesn't bear his own cross, and come after me, can't be my disciple.

Young's Literal Translation
and whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple.
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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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Whosoever doth not bear his cross,.... All reproach, afflictions, persecutions, and death itself, cheerfully and patiently; the Ethiopic version renders it, "of his death the cross"; it signifies whatever is trying and disagreeable to flesh and blood:

and come after me; bearing his cross; as Christ himself was about to do, and which doubtless he had in view;

cannot be my disciple; he is not so in reality, nor does he deserve the name.



Luke 14:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Cost of Following Jesus
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. 27"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?…
Cross References
Matthew 10:38
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

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 14:28
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

John 19:17
Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).
Treasury of Scripture

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

doth.

Luke 9:23-25 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny …

Matthew 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 16:24-26 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

Mark 8:34-37 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, …

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you …

Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of …

John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place …

2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

cannot.

Matthew 13:21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

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