Matthew 8:19
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New International Version
Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

New Living Translation
Then one of the teachers of religious law said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

English Standard Version
And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

Berean Study Bible
And one of the scribes came to Him and said, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go."

Berean Literal Bible
And one scribe, having approached Him, said "Teacher, I will follow You wherever that You should go."

New American Standard Bible
Then a scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go."

King James Bible
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A scribe approached Him and said, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go!"

International Standard Version
Just then, a scribe came up and told him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

NET Bible
Then an expert in the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

New Heart English Bible
Then a scribe came, and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
One scribe came near and said to him, “Rabbi, I shall come after you, wherever you go.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A scribe came to him and said, "Teacher, I'll follow you wherever you go."

New American Standard 1977
And a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a certain scribe came and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee wherever thou goest.

King James 2000 Bible
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.

American King James Version
And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.

American Standard Version
And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a certain scribe came and said to him: Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou shalt go.

Darby Bible Translation
And a scribe came up and said to him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou mayest go.

English Revised Version
And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Weymouth New Testament
when a Scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

World English Bible
A scribe came, and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

Young's Literal Translation
and a certain scribe having come, said to him, 'Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:18-22 One of the scribes was too hasty in promising; he proffers himself to be a close follower of Christ. He seems to be very resolute. Many resolutions for religion are produced by sudden conviction, and taken up without due consideration; these come to nothing. When this scribe offered to follow Christ, one would think he should have been encouraged; one scribe might do more credit and service than twelve fishermen; but Christ saw his heart, and answered to its thoughts, and therein teaches all how to come to Christ. His resolve seems to have been from a worldly, covetous principle; but Christ had not a place to lay his head on, and if he follows him, he must not expect to fare better than he fared. We have reason to think this scribe went away. Another was too slow. Delay in doing is as bad on the one hand, as hastiness in resolving is on the other. He asked leave to attend his father to his grave, and then he would be at Christ's service. This seemed reasonable, yet it was not right. He had not true zeal for the work. Burying the dead, especially a dead father, is a good work, but it is not thy work at this time. If Christ requires our service, affection even for the nearest and dearest relatives, and for things otherwise our duty, must give way. An unwilling mind never wants an excuse. Jesus said to him, Follow me; and, no doubt, power went with this word to him as to others; he did follow Christ, and cleaved to him. The scribe said, I will follow thee; to this man Christ said, Follow me; comparing them together, it shows that we are brought to Christ by the force of his call to us, Ro 9:16.
Study Bible
The Cost of Discipleship
18When Jesus saw a large crowd around Him, He gave orders to cross to the other side. 19And one of the scribes came to Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”…
Cross References
Luke 9:57
As they were walking along the road, someone said to Jesus, "I will follow You wherever You go."

1 Corinthians 16:6
Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I may go.
Treasury of Scripture

And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.

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Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: …

Luke 9:57,58 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man …

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of …

I will.

Luke 14:25-27,33 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said to them…

Luke 22:33,34 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, …

John 13:36-38 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where go you? Jesus answered him, …

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