Matthew 8:20

“And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus saith vnto him, The Foxes haue holes, and the birds of the ayre haue nests: but the sonne of man hath not where to lay his head.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus *said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air {have} nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven `have' nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have a resting-place; but the Son of man has nowhere to put his head.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven roosting-places; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus saith to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
- Webster's Bible

Foxes have holes, replied Jesus, "and birds have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, Foxis han dennes, and briddis of heuene han nestis, but mannus sone hath not where `he schal reste his heed.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus saith to him, `The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:20


8:20 The Son of man - The expression is borrowed from #Daniel 7:13|, and is the appellation which Christ generally gives himself: which he seems to do out of humility, as having some relation to his mean appearance in this world. Hath not where to lay his head - Therefore do not follow me from any view of temporal advantage.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:20


Mt 8:20 Jesus saith to him. He rejects not this man's offer, nor refuses him the liberty to follow him, only he will have him know what he is doing and "count the cost". The Son of man. It is the name by which the Lord ordinarily designates himself as the Messiah--"the Son of God manifested in the flesh of Adam; the second Adam". Not where to lay [his] head. He, as the "Son of man", did not possess what the humbler animals claim, a home.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Janet
    I know God has always been there for me even when the devil has tried to take me out God has blocked him every-time we need to know prayer works just have faith and know he will never leave you
  • Sonia
    I'm going through the same thing about the devil trying 2 take over my young boys that the Lord has Blessed me with but I Pray
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    Notice that two people and two demons submitted to the Lord. The centurion is an example of the power of faith and humility. Jesus had no certain place to live but didn't allow that to hinder him. Purity, light, and holiness is to touch someone and they are liberate. The heavenly Fathers will is top priority that even burying the earthly father is task for others. Jesus was peaceful when evicted.
  • Rose Adams
    I think how AMAZING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS, IS, AND IS TO COME! AND WHY, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DON'T LOVE HIM AS HE COMMANDS US TO DO! AND THAT'S IN MARK 12:29-31!!!!!!!
  • Gail P
    Matthew 8 vs 15
    When Jesus touch Peter's mother hand ..this reveal ed to me that. Jesus anointing when he spoke the word to fever to leave. That's all it took for the fever to flee because he once carried our sickness and diseases and overcame ALL of them. And Peter's mother recovered and went by her business..Thank you Jesus we overcome in him because his name is above everything!!!
  • Gary Brown
    Jesus talks a lot about faith imagine Matthews chapter 8 to let us know how strong faith is and what it can do if you just had a little of it and believing in and God himself

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