Luke 9:23
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.

New Living Translation
Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

English Standard Version
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

Berean Literal Bible
And He was saying to all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and let him take up his cross every day, and let him follow Me.

New American Standard Bible
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to them all, "If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus said to all the people: If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross every day and follow me.

Good News Translation
And he said to them all, "If you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, take up your cross every day, and follow me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

International Standard Version
Then he told all of them, "If anyone wants to come with me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross every day, and follow me continuously,

NET Bible
Then he said to them all, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said before everyone, “Whoever is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, let him take up his cross everyday, and let him come after me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to all of them, "Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses every day, and follow me.

New American Standard 1977
And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said to them all, If anyone will come after me, let them deny themself and take up their cross {Gr. stauros – stake} daily and follow me.

King James 2000 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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to 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;

English Revised Version
And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
And He said to all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower.

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;
Study Bible
Take Up Your Cross
22“The Son of Man must suffer many things,” He said. “He must be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” 23Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:38
and anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.

Mark 8:34
Then Jesus called the crowd to Him along with His disciples, and He told them, "If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.

Luke 14:27
And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.

Hebrews 13:13
Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace He bore.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

If.

Luke 14:26,27
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple…

Matthew 10:38,39
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth 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 thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee…

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? …







Lexicon
Then
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus] said
Ἔλεγεν (Elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

all of them,
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

“If
Εἴ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

would
θέλει (thelei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

come
ἔρχεσθαι (erchesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

after
ὀπίσω (opisō)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3694: Behind, after; back, backwards. From the same as opisthen with enclitic of direction; to the back, i.e. Aback.

Me,
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

he must deny
ἀρνησάσθω (arnēsasthō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 720: Perhaps from a and the middle voice of rheo; to contradict, i.e. Disavow, reject, abnegate.

himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

take up
ἀράτω (aratō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 142: To raise, lift up, take away, remove.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

cross
σταυρὸν (stauron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4716: A cross.

daily
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

follow
ἀκολουθείτω (akoloutheitō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

Me.
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(23-27) If any man will come after me.--See Notes on Matthew 16:24-28; Mark 8:34; Mark 9:1.

Take up his cross daily.--The adverb is peculiar to St. Luke's report, and at least reminds us of St. Paul's "I die daily" (1Corinthians 15:31).

Verse 23. - 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. Before sketching out the life which the true disciples of a suffering King Messiah must lead on earth, our Lord seems to have given notice of one of his public discourses. Even though his great popularity was now on the wane, to the last he was evidently listened to by crowds, if not with enthusiasm, certainly with eager and impatient curiosity. The sermon, of which we have the outline in the next five verses, and the subject-matter of which was, "No cross, no crown," was preached evidently to the masses. This is plain from the opening words of ver. 23. The sermon was evidently a hard saying, and, no doubt, gave bitter offence to many of the hearers. "If any man will," that is, wishes to, "come after me, to follow me where I am going" (Jesus was going to his kingdom), "let that man be prepared to give up earthly ease and comfort, and be ready to bear the sufferings which will be sure to fall on him if he struggle after holiness." This readiness to give up ease, this willingness to bear suffering, will be a matter, they must remember, of everyday experience. The terrible simile with which the Lord pressed his stern lesson home was, of course, suggested to him by the clear view he had of the fearful end of his own earthly life - an end then so near at hand, though the disciples guessed it not. The cross was no unknown image to the Jews who that day listened to the Master. The gloomy procession of robbers and of rebels against Rome, each condemned one bearing to the place of death the cross on which he was to suffer, was a sadly familiar image then in their unhappy land. 9:18-27 It is an unspeakable comfort that our Lord Jesus is God's Anointed; this signifies that he was both appointed to be the Messiah, and qualified for it. Jesus discourses concerning his own sufferings and death. And so far must his disciples be from thinking how to prevent his sufferings, that they must prepare for their own. We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. It is well or ill with us, according as it is well or ill with our souls. The body cannot be happy, if the soul be miserable in the other world; but the soul may be happy, though the body is greatly afflicted and oppressed in this world. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.
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