Matthew 10:38
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English Standard Version
And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

King James Bible
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

American Standard Version
And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.

English Revised Version
And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.

Weymouth New Testament
and any one who does not take up his cross and follow where I lead is not worthy of me.

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Vincent's Word Studies

His cross (τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ)

This was no Jewish proverb, crucifixion not being a Jewish punishment; so that Jesus uses the phrase anticipatively, in view of the death which he himself was to die. This was one of those sayings described in John 12:16, which the disciples understood not at the first, but the meaning of which was revealed in the light of later events. The figure itself was borrowed from the practice which compelled criminals to bear their own cross to the place of execution. His cross: his own. All are not alike. There are different crosses for different disciples. The English proverb runs: "Every cross hath its inscription" - the name of him for whom it is shaped.

Matthew 10:38 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Mark 8:34 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...

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor...

Luke 9:23,24 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...

Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

Cross References
Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Mark 8:34
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

Luke 9:23
And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Luke 14:27
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

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