Luke 9:23
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New International Version
Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

King James Bible
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to [them] all, If any one will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me;

World English Bible
He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto all, 'If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me;

Luke 9:23 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If any man will come after me - See on Matthew 16:24 (note), and on Mark 8:34 (note), where the nature of proselytism among the Jews is explained.

Daily - Καθ' ἡμεραν is omitted by many reputable MSS., versions, and fathers. It is not found in the parallel places, Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If.

Luke 14:26,27 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...

Matthew 10:38,39 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me...

Matthew 16:22-25 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord: this shall not be to you...

Mark 8:34-38 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself...

John 12:25,26 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal...

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

deny.

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

daily.

1 Corinthians 15:30,31 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour...

Library
Self-Denial Versus Self-Assertion.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.--LUKE ix. 23. We might naturally have thought that if there was one thing in the life of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which belonged to Him alone, it was His cross-bearing. To guard against so natural a mistake, the HOLY GHOST has taken care in gospel and in epistle to draw our special attention to the oneness of the believer with CHRIST in cross-bearing; and also to prevent misunderstanding as to the character
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

September 15 Evening
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.--JAS. 1:8. No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.--Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.--What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Christ's Cross and Ours
'And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him; and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am I 19. They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering, said, The Christ of God. 21. And He straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing; 22. Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

'In the Holy Mount'
'And, behold, there talked with Him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31. Who appeared in glory, and spake of His decease which He should accomplish at Jerusalem.'--LUKE ix. 30, 31. The mysterious incident which is commonly called the Transfiguration contained three distinct portions, each having its own special significance and lesson. The first was that supernatural change in the face and garments of our Lord from which the whole incident derives its name. The second was the appearance by His
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Matthew 10:38
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Mark 8:34
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Luke 14:27
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Hebrews 13:13
Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.

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