Matthew 8:20
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

New Living Translation
But Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head."

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus says to him, "Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere He might lay the head."

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

King James Bible
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus told him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.""

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest."

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "Foxes have dens, and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “Foxes have lairs and birds of the sky have shelters, but The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told him, "Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to sleep."

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.

American King James Version
And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.

American Standard Version
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus saith to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests: but the son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven roosting-places; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.

English Revised Version
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus saith to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Weymouth New Testament
"Foxes have holes," replied Jesus, "and birds have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus saith to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.'
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
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.” 21Another of His disciples requested, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”…
Cross References
Psalm 104:12
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Daniel 7:13
"I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.

Matthew 12:8
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

Matthew 12:32
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.

Matthew 12:40
For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 13:37
He replied, "The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.

Mark 8:38
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father's glory with the holy angels."

Luke 9:58
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Luke 12:8
I tell you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will also confess him before the angels of God.

Luke 18:8
I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?"
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.

and.

Psalm 84:3 Yes, the sparrow has found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, …

Psalm 104:17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

the Son.

Psalm 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help …

Psalm 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let your salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Psalm 109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Isaiah 53:2,3 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root …

Luke 2:7,12,16 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling …

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many …

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

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