New Living Translation
If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.
King James Bible
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Darby Bible Translation
And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:38 He that taketh not his cross - That is, whatever pain or inconvenience cannot be avoided, but by doing some evil, or omitting some good. Mt 16:24; Luke 14:27.
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Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.
Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.
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.
And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.
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