Matthew 10:38
New International Version
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

New Living Translation
If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.

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

Berean Study Bible
and anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.

Berean Literal Bible
And he who does not take his cross and follow after 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.

New King James Version
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

New American Standard Bible
And the one who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

NASB 1995
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

NASB 1977
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

Amplified Bible
And he who does not take his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] is not worthy of Me.

Christian Standard Bible
And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everyone who does not take his cross and come after me is not worthy of me.

Contemporary English Version
And unless you are willing to take up your cross and follow me, you are not fit to be my disciples.

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.

Good News Translation
Those who do not take up their cross and follow in my steps are not fit to be my disciples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever doesn't take up his cross and follow me doesn't deserve to be my disciple.

International Standard Version
The one who doesn't take up his cross and follow me isn't worthy of me.

Literal Standard Version
and whoever does not receive his cross and follow after Me, is not worthy of Me.

NET Bible
And whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

New Heart English Bible
And whoever does not take his cross and follow after 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.

World English Bible
He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me.

Young's Literal Translation
and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Take up Your Cross
37Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; 38and anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.…

Cross References
Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus told His disciples, "If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow 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 9:23
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.

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


Treasury of Scripture

And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 16:24
Then said Jesus unto 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 unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.









(38) He that taketh not his cross.--The words were hardly a specific announcement of the manner of our Lord's death, though they imply, interpreted by events, a distinct prevision of it, such as that which we trace in John 3:14. To the disciples they would recall the sad scene which Roman rule had made familiar to them, the procession of robbers or rebels, each carrying the cross on which he was to suffer to the place of execution. They would learn that they were called to a like endurance of ignominy and suffering. When they saw their Master Himself carrying His own cross, the words would come back to their minds with a new significance.

Verse 38. - Besides the parallel passage, Luke 14:27 (vide supra), cf. also (for vers. 38, 39) Matthew 16:24, 25 (parallel passages: Mark 8:34, 35; Luke 9:23, 24). .and he that taketh not; doth not take (Revised Version), which calls attention to the change to the more definite mode of expression (ο{ς... λαμβάνει). Taketh. Receives in submission when given him; contrast ἀράτω, "take up from the ground" (Matthew 16:24), and βαστάζει, "bear" (Luke 14:27). His cross. A reference to the custom (vide Meyer) of criminals carrying their cross before they were crucified upon it. If, therefore, the figure may be pressed, the reference here is to the bearing of trials, even though they are such as point forward to greater trials in the future. Observe the torture and the ignominy of the trials that Christ expects his followers to be prepared for. And followeth after me. For Christ's journey ended in nothing less. Is not worthy of me. "And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy of himself" (Wisd. 3:5). Compare the reply of St. Thomas Aquinas to our Lord in vision after he had completed his "Summa:" "Thoma, bene scripsisti de me; Quam reci-pies a Me pro rue labore mercedem? Domine, non nisi Te" (Archbishop Vaughan's 'Life of St. Thomas,' frontispiece).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

anyone who
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

does not take up
λαμβάνει (lambanei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 4716: A cross.

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

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

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

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

worthy
ἄξιος (axios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 514: Worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable. Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable.

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


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