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.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but you, having gone forth, declare 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."

New Heart English Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce 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."

New American Standard 1977
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.”

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.'
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
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.” 61Still another said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first let me bid farewell to my family.”…
Cross References
Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel 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

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