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

New Living Translation
Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

English Standard Version
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

New American Standard Bible
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

International Standard Version
Then he told all of them, "If anyone wants to come with me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross every day, and follow me continuously,

NET Bible
Then he said to them all, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said before everyone, “Whoever is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, let him take up his cross everyday, and let him come after me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to all of them, "Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses every day, and follow me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said to them all, If anyone will come after me, let them deny themself and take up their cross {Gr. stauros – stake} daily and follow me.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to [them] all, If any one will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me;

English Revised Version
And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And He said to all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower.

World English Bible
He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto all, 'If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:18-27 It is an unspeakable comfort that our Lord Jesus is God's Anointed; this signifies that he was both appointed to be the Messiah, and qualified for it. Jesus discourses concerning his own sufferings and death. And so far must his disciples be from thinking how to prevent his sufferings, that they must prepare for their own. We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. It is well or ill with us, according as it is well or ill with our souls. The body cannot be happy, if the soul be miserable in the other world; but the soul may be happy, though the body is greatly afflicted and oppressed in this world. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - 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. Before sketching out the life which the true disciples of a suffering King Messiah must lead on earth, our Lord seems to have given notice of one of his public discourses. Even though his great popularity was now on the wane, to the last he was evidently listened to by crowds, if not with enthusiasm, certainly with eager and impatient curiosity. The sermon, of which we have the outline in the next five verses, and the subject-matter of which was, "No cross, no crown," was preached evidently to the masses. This is plain from the opening words of ver. 23. The sermon was evidently a hard saying, and, no doubt, gave bitter offence to many of the hearers. "If any man will," that is, wishes to, "come after me, to follow me where I am going" (Jesus was going to his kingdom), "let that man be prepared to give up earthly ease and comfort, and be ready to bear the sufferings which will be sure to fall on him if he struggle after holiness." This readiness to give up ease, this willingness to bear suffering, will be a matter, they must remember, of everyday experience. The terrible simile with which the Lord pressed his stern lesson home was, of course, suggested to him by the clear view he had of the fearful end of his own earthly life - an end then so near at hand, though the disciples guessed it not. The cross was no unknown image to the Jews who that day listened to the Master. The gloomy procession of robbers and of rebels against Rome, each condemned one bearing to the place of death the cross on which he was to suffer, was a sadly familiar image then in their unhappy land.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said to them all,.... Not only to all the disciples, but "to the multitude", as the Arabic version renders it, who were now called unto him, with his disciples, as is clear from Mark 8:34,

any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me; the same is said here, as in Matthew 16:24; see Gill on Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34, only here the word, "daily", is added; and which, though as Beza observes, is not in the Complutensian edition, nor in five ancient copies; yet is in others, and in the Vulgate Latin, and in all the Oriental versions; and to be retained, as having a very considerable emphasis in it; showing that afflictions, trials, and persecutions of one sort or another, are to be expected every day by the people of God, and to be continually submitted to, and borne with cheerfulness.



Luke 9:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Take Up Your Cross
23And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:38
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of 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 14:27
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Hebrews 13:13
Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

If.

Luke 14:26,27 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

Matthew 10:38,39 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me…

Matthew 16:22-25 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from …

Mark 8:34-38 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, …

John 12:25,26 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life …

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through …

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

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

deny.

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should …

daily.

1 Corinthians 15:30,31 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour…

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