Luke 9:60
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New International Version
Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

New Living Translation
But Jesus told him, "Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God."

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

New American Standard Bible
But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."

King James Bible
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God."

International Standard Version
But he told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

NET Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to him, “Let the dead bury their dead and you go announce the Kingdom of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You must go everywhere and tell about the kingdom of God."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead, but go thou and declare the kingdom of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.

American King James Version
Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go you and preach the kingdom of God.

American Standard Version
But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou, and preach the kingdom of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do *thou* go and announce the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
But he said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish abroad the kingdom of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament
"Leave the dead," Jesus rejoined, "to bury their own dead; but you must go and announce far and wide the coming of the Kingdom of God."

World English Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus said to him, 'Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, and thou, having gone away, publish the reign of God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jesus said unto him, let the dead bury the dead,.... See Gill on Matthew 8:22.

but go thou and preach the kingdom of God; that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, the Gospel dispensation is now ushering in, and the kingdom of the Messiah is setting up; go and publish the things concerning the kingdom of grace, which lies not in outward rites and ceremonies, but in righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost; and declare the things relating to the kingdom of glory, and eternal life and happiness; assert, that unless a man is born again, and has a better righteousness than his own, he is neither fit for, nor has he a right unto everlasting bliss.



Luke 9:60 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Cost of Following Jesus
59And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father." 60But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God." 61Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home."…
Cross References
Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Luke 15:24
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go you and preach the kingdom of God.

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