Luke 9:59
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New International Version
He said to another man, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

New Living Translation
He said to another person, "Come, follow me." The man agreed, but he said, "Lord, first let me return home and bury my father."

English Standard Version
To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”

Berean Study Bible
Then He said to another man, "Follow Me." "Lord," the man replied, "first let me go and bury my father."

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, allow me first, having gone away, to bury my father."

New American Standard Bible
And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."

King James Bible
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to another, "Follow Me."" Lord," he said, "first let me go bury my father."

International Standard Version
He told another man, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

NET Bible
Jesus said to another, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

New Heart English Bible
He said to another, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to another, “Come after me.” But he said to him, “My lord, permit me first to go bury my Father.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told another man, "Follow me!" But the man said, "Sir, first let me go to bury my father."

New American Standard 1977
And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Permit me first to go and bury my father.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.

American King James Version
And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

American Standard Version
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me first to go, and to bury my father.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father.

English Revised Version
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Weymouth New Testament
"Follow me," He said to another. "Master," the man replied, "allow me first to go and bury my father."

World English Bible
He said to another, "Follow me!" But he said, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto another, 'Be following me;' and he said, 'Sir, permit me, having gone away, first to bury my father;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:57-62 Here is one that is forward to follow Christ, but seems to have been hasty and rash, and not to have counted the cost. If we mean to follow Christ, we must lay aside the thoughts of great things in the world. Let us not try to join the profession of Christianity, with seeking after worldly advantages. Here is another that seems resolved to follow Christ, but he begs a short delay. To this man Christ first gave the call; he said to him, Follow me. Religion teaches us to be kind and good, to show piety at home, and to requite our parents; but we must not make these an excuse for neglecting our duty to God. Here is another that is willing to follow Christ, but he must have a little time to talk with his friends about it, and to set in order his household affairs, and give directions concerning them. He seemed to have worldly concerns more upon his heart than he ought to have, and he was willing to enter into a temptation leading him from his purpose of following Christ. No one can do any business in a proper manner, if he is attending to other things. Those who begin with the work of God, must resolve to go on, or they will make nothing of it. Looking back, leads to drawing back, and drawing back is to perdition. He only that endures to the end shall be saved.
Study Bible
The Cost of Discipleship
58Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” 59Then He said to another man, “Follow Me.” “Lord, the man replied, “first let me go and bury my father.” 60But Jesus told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”…
Cross References
Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Luke 9:60
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Follow me.

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

suffer.

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Haggai 1:2 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

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