|New International Version (© 2011)|
Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family."
King James Bible
And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
American Standard Version
And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.
Young's Literal Translation
And another also said, 'I will follow thee, sir, but first permit me to take leave of those in my house;'
Luke 9:61 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Another also said - This circumstance is not mentioned by any of the other evangelists; and Matthew alone mentions the former case, Luke 9:57, Luke 9:58.
Let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home - Επιτρεψον μοι αποταξασθαι τοις εις τον οικον μου - Permit me to set in order my affairs at home. Those who understand the Greek text will see at once that it will bear this translation well; and that this is the most natural. This person seems to have had in view the case of Elisha, who made a similar request to the Prophet Elijah, 1 Kings 19:19, 1 Kings 19:20, which request was granted by the prophet; but our Lord, seeing that this person had too much attachment to the earth, and that his return to worldly employments, though for a short time, was likely to become the means of stifling the good desires which he now felt, refused to grant him that permission. That which we object to the execution of God's designs is sometimes the very thing from which we should immediately disengage ourselves.
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1 Kings 19:20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. "Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye," he said, "and then I will come with you." "Go back," Elijah replied. "What have I done to you?"
2 Corinthians 2:13 I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.