New Living Translation
But Jesus told him, "Follow me now. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead."
King James Bible
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
World English Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus said to him, 'Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'
Matthew 8:22 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:22 But Jesus said - When God calls, leave the business of the world to them who are dead to God.
LibraryThe Peace-Bringer in the Spiritual World
'And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with Thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art Thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30. And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 31. So the devils besought Him, saying, If Thou cast us out, suffer us to go away …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Faith which Christ Praises
The Cross and Crown.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. viii. 23, "And when He was Entered into a Boat," Etc.
1 Kings 19:20
Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, "First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!" Elijah replied, "Go on back, but think about what I have done to you."
Another of his disciples said, "Lord, first let me return home and bury my father."
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector's booth. "Follow me and be my disciple," Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him.
As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector's booth. "Follow me and be my disciple," Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him.
He said to another person, "Come, follow me." The man agreed, but he said, "Lord, first let me return home and bury my father."
But Jesus told him, "Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God."
for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.' So the party began.
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