Matthew 10:37

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that loueth father or mother more then me, is not worthy of me: and he that loueth sonne or daughter more then me, is not worthy of me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.
- Basic English Bible

He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
- Webster's Bible

Any one who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and any one who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
- Weymouth Bible

He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.
- World English Bible

He that loueth fadir or modir more than me, is not worthi to me. And he that loueth sone or douyter ouer me, is not worthi to me.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He who is loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me, and he who is loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:37


10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me - He that is not ready to give up all these, when they stand in competition with his duty.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:37


Mt 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me. The Lord does not require us to love these less, but him more. Love for him must become the dominant principle of life. Is not worthy of me. Will not be accepted as worthy.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! VERSE 6 THRU 42 ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION INDEED AMEN AND AMEN ! THY SALVATION DRAWETH NEIGH UNTO THEE AMEN AND AMEN ! SHABBAT SHALOM YEDDA DIM ! GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH, IN AND THROUGH HIS SON MESSIAH CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED !
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to those words! God gave me some good news today !
  • Ann George
    I can accept the hate ..the endurance is impossible without faith in Jesus.
  • Eric
    The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

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